Thankfully, the older I am becoming, the less "stuff" I desire to have around me. It used to be where I had our walls, surfaces, displaying different items, now there is a lot of bare space. During the winter down months, I like to go through, organizing the home, ridding it of even more "stuff". "Stuff" I don't use or no longer want to take care of.
I am striving to live as though I will be taken "Home" at any time.
It is my goal to have the home/business side of things taken care of, so if I do go first, Curt, Adam and Ashley, Nichalas and Amber, are able to focus on each other, not wading through mountains of "stuff". In His way of changing my way of living, He has given me such a freedom. There isn't the heavy weight of "stuff" pulling me down, occupying my time, keeping me from being "at the ready".
There are still times I pick up things of the world and try to insert it into a nook or cranny, thinking it won't matter. But before I know it, it has expanded and overflowed into other areas of my heart. He is having me see through His eyes, the things of this world can not take up residency as a god within a heart of Him. He is also opening my eyes to see the "bargains" of this world aren't the "great deal" after all.
They end up costing more than you can imagine.
There is a show I enjoy, "Tiny House Nation". If we didn't use our home for ABBA through hosting Bible studies, having persons stay with us when they need to, or the business, this way of living very much appeals to me (Curt though - not at all lol). It amazes me when seeing a tiny home completed, how much they have incorporated into them. Everything is in its place, multipurpose, and easily packed up and ready to go.
The gifts and talents He has blessed me with - to be used for Him. To be at the ready, to get out of my comfort zone and go out to where He leads me. Needs me to be. Go. Do.
I desire my "tiny heart" will be "huge in Him".
At the ready.
"Ready to go." Always.