Thursday, 21 June 2007

Traveling Light

I seem to recall a book entitled "Traveling Light." It is very much about not carrying excessive baggage in life and makes a valuable point in the process. Often we find ourselves carrying burdens and preferences that only weigh us down in the pursuit of serving God. These extra bags seem essential to us and will ultimately begin to define us.

Have you heard the expression, "bag lady?" It describes a person who carries her every possession whilst living on the street. She chooses to keep her possessions close to her by necessity. Without disparaging people who have made this choice in life, I do want to suggest that God wants us to ultimately travel light by depending upon Him and not upon the things we hold onto. Perhaps the church could help us by charging excess baggage fees like the airport when we've exceeded a reasonable limit.

"Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. Carry neither money bag, sack, nor sandals;" Luke 10: 3-4 NKJV

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such encouraging blog!

Dave said...

Most of us would need to sell or houses to pay for that...
At least we would be taking it to the streets.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Thank you for another great blog! We do need to remember to 'travel light' and trust God always. let go of all that baggage!!

I have read traveling light by Max Lucado, and it is brillant! I found it very valuable, and encourage others to read it!

Jim Knaggs said...

Thanks for the reference.

Deborah said...

Charging excess baggage fees in church - that's perfect! Thanks for the thoughts today - I've recently been carrying some excess baggage myself.