Stuff.

To be honest, I don't think we (my little family) has a lot of stuff. And I don't feel as if we are ruled by the stuff we have. There are very few items in my possession that I feel any kind of attachment to. When we moved from Denver to Miami we got rid of a LOT of stuff. I didn't mind. Since we are living with family in a house full of stuff already there was really no sense in packing our stuff into an already stuffed house. In a way it's nice to be free. Granted, it's no big sacrifice. We still have warm beds, TVs, a kitchen full of gadgets, washer and dryer, and plenty of comfy sitting space to enjoy. We even gained a backyard and pool. Score! Still, nothing is truly ours and even though I don't feel ruled by anything we own, I sometimes feel ruled by the desire for more stuff.

At small group this week we watched a video of David Platt preaching about 'stuff' and how we, as Christians, only need Christ. It was hard to follow along because I had Liam to keep track of, but I got the gist of the message and I've thumbed through his book, Radical. I get what he's saying. He's completely right. I don't think it necessarily means we all need to live in shacks and wear sack cloths, sacrifice looks different for everyone, but it does mean that we need to truly live like Christ is all we need and not just say it. Again, you can examine your heart and see how that plays out for you personally. 
But back to me (hey, it's my blog). I'm growing restless. I dream of owning our own little home filled with cute midcentury modern furniture. I dream of a modest backyard for the kids to run around in. I dream of providing my family with a clean and cozy home that smells like freshly baked brownies (mmm, brownies). I wonder if and when we will get there. I wonder if it's even possible in this expensive city. I don't think it's a bad thing that I desire these things, but I wonder if I am so ruled by these desires that it is interfering with my emotional and spiritual health. For now my family has everything we need (and more!) and I need to remember that God knows the desires of my heart and He will provide for us in every way in His perfect timing. And Christ is enough, He is always enough.