It is easy to overlook the fact that Jesus was of “no fixed abode” – without the security of income or material possessions – no job, no home. Before anyone freaks out and thinks I am suggesting we should be exactly the same – I am not (necessarily)!
The Life Of Jesus
The thought that being minimalist in our ownership of things is something to be pondered on long and hard. To think about losing our obsession with building wealth and seeing the natural from a standpoint of the supernatural can be a lot to take in.
The lack of attachment on the part of Jesus and His disciples to material things and earthly treasure rings and resonates loud and clear for us today. Matthew 8:20 illustrates this exact point in saying, “Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to rest his head.”
Losing The “Stuff”
Are you like the rich young ruler, even if you are not rich, for whom stuff gets in the way of your authentic discipleship? Find Jesus’ instruction in Matthew 19:21, “If you really want to be perfect, go and sell everything you own. Give all your money to the poor and your treasure will be transferred into heaven. Then come and follow Me.”
It’s so good to be honest about where our focus and priorities lie. Above all, it is important to constantly seek after the realm of God’s Kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from Him. When we do this then all the lesser things will be given to us abundantly (Matthew 6:33).
Be alert and guard you heart from greed and wishing for stuff you don’t have. Your life can never be measured by the amount of things you possess (Luke 12:15). Scripture tells us that our hearts will always pursue what we value as our treasure (Matthew 6:21).
Be A History Maker
It is vital for us to allow Holy Spirit to wean us off the need to own and possess stuff, the things of this world. It’s not that we have stuff, but it’s space that the stuff holds in our hearts. Will you allow Him to show you how to live as a resident of Heaven, unattached to material gain?
It’s time to grasp His truth in this area of our lives as our personal reality!
– Naviagtor Jo