Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wisdom to Live By

We were challenged this Sunday to live by the following disciplines. They were written by Richard Foster.
  1. Buy things for their usefulness rather than their status.
  2. Reject anything that produces an addiction in you.
  3. Develop the habit of giving things away.
  4. Refuse to give into the marketing schemes of modern gadgetry.
  5. Learn to enjoy things without owning them.
  6. Develop a deeper appreciation for nature.
  7. Look with healthy skepticism at all "buy now, pay later" schemes.
  8. Obey Jesus commands about plain honest speech.
  9. Reject anything that breeds the oppression of others.
  10. Shun anything that distracts you from seeking first the kingdom of heaven.
Many are hard to live by but when you let go of certain things, it can be seriously freeing. Society and even family try to push you to keep up with their standards. And if you listen, it can be a huge stress. There is peace in knowing that God has provided me with all I need and so much more. If I open my eyes, there is a huge world to explore and enjoy.

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