Feb 20, 2009

Let'$ go deep...

I've been a little frustrated lately, but I'm on the right track. Part of me just doesn't want to do what I know I need to do. The other part of me is just afraid (of what, I have no idea...). This touched me today:

An Unfettered Mind
(Gerry Straub)

The less you have, the less you have to distract you from God.
To become poor is to know the richness of God.

The danger of building up riches is that an accumulation of wealth
makes it easy to succumb to a self-complacency which makes God superfluous.

Without clinging to anything, we must patiently stand before God with open hands.
Jesus is not asking us to get rid of our possessions; he is asking us to lose our attachment to them.

He knows an unfettered mind is essential to reaching the emptiness where God can meet us.

14 comments:

Debbie said...

This is wonderful. I think I will go read it again.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

My favorite line, "Jesus is not asking us to get rid of our possessions; he is asking us to lose our attachment to them". Not always easy...

Thanks for stopping by and choosing a Virtual Girls Getaway. You WOULD NOT be going to Utah by yourself! I love that area and find the red rocks to be an amazingly spiritual place. I liked your idea of renting a jet to visit all the places. Good call!

Enjoy your weekend! Happy VGNO!

Angela said...

Wow, the quetion you would ask God is pretty deep. Your answer is even deeper.

Stopping in from the GNO. Gonna be her visiting for a bit.

Erin said...

Perfect and very deep. Thanks for a lovely and honest read.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

What an inspirational post! Very thought provoking... :)

Stopping in from Ann's...Happy VGNO! :)

Kimberly said...

what a great message! thank you so much for sharing. I always come away from your blog enriched!

pam said...

Dropping in to say hi from the party.

Jessica said...

It sounds like you and I are going through some of the same issues. I loved this quote though.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Thank you for that! It really hit home for me tonight!

Erin said...

gin, I hit you up on Nola's blog too. Erin from da party!

Abbie H. said...

Thanks for that today Gin. My favorite part was "Jesus is not asking us to get rid of our possessions; he is asking us to lose our attachment to them."

Things will get better!

Blog Shmog said...

This is great! I've been thinking and re-thinking money a lot lately...

Yaya said...

Very true

Domestic Goddess said...

Lose the attachment, that is EXACTLY what I needed to hear. THANK YOU!!!!

God is GOOD!

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
-Anonymous
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub