Thursday, July 31, 2008

Consider the Lilies

I haven't done an update on the 1000 Things Challenge in quite awhile, so I figured it was time. I have been working on it a little here and there. I had a little over 100 things that I had collected from around the house as of yesterday morning.

Yesterday I did something I've been putting off. I purged the baby & girls clothes in storage. Both my closet and Kordell's were filled with clothes. I've been saving everything because... well, that's what you do when you have lots of kids right? But I have been thinking - maybe it's the Holy Spirit pressing something on me - but I felt like it was time to let it go. At first the idea seemed foolhardy. I mean, what will we do if I get rid of all those clothes? But a gentle voice kept whispering in my ear... "Consider the lilies, consider the lilies." So yesterday I bagged it up to go to the rummage sale. I kept just a couple of sentimental favorites and the bare essential newborn things. And that was all. 5 garbage bags full, 460 items are headed out of my house.

So what will we do for clothes as the girls grow? I don't know, but God will provide.

"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." ~Matthew 6:28-29

1 comment:

Partyhouse 4 God said...

I understand the purging fear since I will be doing that starting tomorrow, but you are correct- GOD WILL PROVIDE just like HE will with the new baby that is coming. Thanks for inspiring and sharing!!!