[Unhurried] Uncluttered 1.5.2019
Columbia First Assembly | Pastor Joseph Lanham
TEXT: Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV)
28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Clutter defined: A collection of things lying around in an untidy mess. So, in it’s most basic form, clutter is anything that’s untidy and messy in your space.
- Uncluttered Home
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
- Uncluttered Life/Calendar
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
- Uncluttered Soul
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
RESPONSE: Rule of Life
A rule of life is a schedule and set of practices and relational rhythms that help us create space in our busy world for us to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did—to live “to the full” ( John 10:10) in his kingdom, and in alignment with our deepest passions and priorities.
“A good rule can set us free to be our true and best selves. It is a working document, a kind of spiritual budget, not carved in stone but subject to regular review and revision. It should support us, but never constrict us.” – Margaret Guenther Wife, Mother, & Anglican Priest