2-13-2013- COULD WE LIVE WITH FOOD AND CLOTHES ONLY?


1 TIMOTHY 6: 7-8 =

(7) FOR WE BROUGHT NOTHING INTO THIS WORLD, AND IT IS CERTAIN WE CAN CARRY NOTHING OUT.

(8) AND HAVING FOOD AND RAIMENT, LET US BE CONTENT.


"REMARKS"

IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE FOR ANYONE OF US TO JUST LIVE ON EARTH WITH JUST FOOD AND CLOTHES AND NOTHING ELSE? 

WELL YES BUT!

BUT WHAT!

 WELL, WHEN WE SEE ALMOST EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD HAVING MUCH MORE THAN FOOD AND CLOTHES, WE MIGHT JUST FEEL LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE WHAT THEY HAVE, THOUGH IS IT REALLY NECESSARY THAT WE BE CLONED AS THOSE WHO WANT TO KEEP UP WITH THE JONES FAMILY?

WELL NO BUT!

THERE SEEMS LIKE WE ARE DEVELOPING TOO MANY BUTS, AND NOT ENOUGH ABOUT WHO CARES ABOUT THE JONES FAMILY.

AS BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS, OUR DUTY TO CHRIST, THE MESSIAH, JESUS, YAH'SHUA, IS TO BE AS UNPRETENTIOUS AS POSSIBLE ABOUT POSSESSIONS, AND STILL MAINTAIN  OUR SPIRITUAL STATUS, AS GIVING UP ALL WE HAVE, AND GIVING UP OUR WORLDLY LIVES, FOR A DEEP COMMITMENT TO  LIVING  FOR JESUS, YAH'SHUA.

I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS TODAY, AS I SEE HOMELESS PEOPLE ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAYS AND IN CITIES, SEEMINGLY WITH NOTHING BUT CLOTHES, AND MAYBE A SMALL BAG OF PERSONAL NEEDS. OF COURSE THEY MUST HAVE EATEN SOME FOOD SOMEWHERE, OR ELSE THEY WOULDN'T BE ALIVE AND SOME ARE MORE HAPPY THAN SOME OF US, WITH SO MUCH STUFF AND POSSESSIONS.

WHICH JUST GOES TO SHOW, POSSESSIONS AREN'T OUR HAPPINESS SO MUCH AS, BEING CONTENT WITH JUST FOOD AND CLOTHES. 

I HAVE SO MUCH STUFF, I FEEL LIKE I AM GOING NUTS, BECAUSE I HAVE SO MUCH STUFF, NOT VALUABLE STUFF, LIKE MOST PEOPLE, BUT STUFF. I LOOK AT ALL OF IT AND THINK, WHAT AM I DOING WITH SO MUCH STUFF? WOULD ANYBODY ELSE EVEN WANT, WHAT I HAVE, OR NOT?

ALL THIS STUFF, LIKE TOO MUCH MONEY, FOR ME THAT IS, IS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE AND STRESS OF MIND ABOUT IT.

I JUST FEEL LIKE PUTTING A SIGN OUTSIDE SAYING, "COME ON IN PLENTY OF STUFF, SOME FREE, SOME NEARLY FREE."

BEING SINGLE AND LIVING HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS, SURE DOES BUILD UP A LOT OF STUFF, STUFF I REALLY DON'T NEED BUT, I WANT TO HANG ON TO, THOUGH IT REALLY DRIVES ME NUTS AS TO WHAT TO DO WITH IT ALL.

MAYBE YOU FEEL THE SAME AS I DO. 

COULD YOU AND I LIVE WITHOUT ALL THIS STUFF AND BE HAPPY INTERNALLY AND NOT LET LIVING WITH JUST FOOD AND CLOTHING BE A DOWNER AND CAUSE OUR SPIRIT TO CRAVE FOR STUFF WE DON'T HAVE. 

IT REALLY IS THE NATURE OF THE BEAST TO CRAVE AND COVET THINGS WE SEE OTHERS HAVE, NOT TO STEAL IT, BUT TO JUST HAVE IT.

I THINK WE COULD, BECAUSE I KNOW FOR ME AND YOU, WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST, WHO STRENGTHENS US.

MAY GOD, YAH'WEH, STRENGTHEN OUR DESIRE, TO GIVE AWAY MORE OF OUR STUFF AND BE LEAN IN THESE LEAN YEARS COMING UPON US, IN THE NEAR FUTURE.