Wednesday, August 30, 2006

30 Days of Nothing

Here's the gist of the project that Tonia from Intent (hat tip: Allthings2all) has started to help her family combat the dangers of consumerism. Buy nothing except the basic necessities for the month of September and send saved money to a charity.
The goal of this month-long fast is to break the grip of materialism in our hearts and minds. We want to live in gratitude, not discontent; and we want to live with awareness of the great responsibility our affluence has laid on our shoulders.
Speaking strictly about myself and the effects that things have on me I can say the following:
It certainly isn't wrong to have money to buy the extras, however when I use our money to buy into the lie that happiness means more stuff, then I certainly have lost sight of the kingdom of God.
But, oh how deceptive my own heart is in that it not only blinds me into not seeing my greediness, but when it is seen for what it is I then seek to justify it by any number of ways. God could take it all away, but unless He changes the heart, our desires to rebuild will only drag us back.

*note: link for Allthings2all is not working. The blogsite is

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:24 PM

    Amen sista! Preach it!



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