Jan 25, 2011

Indoor Yard Sale and More Camera Thoughts

So the last week is gone, a blurr, a period of lost time - the flu will do that to you!  My whole house was down and out, even the girl who is renting a room from us is sick!  But we are on the mend and now I'm just stuck with this terrible hacking cough - it's quite annoying, but ah well at least I'm up, mobile and have some brain power back.

We were in a bit of a panic mode last week because we had set in motion the plans for an indoor yard sale for this past Saturday.  We had already submitted the ad for the paper and posted it on Kijiji when we all fell ill.  But by the grace of God we prevailed and hosted the sale anyways. 

We had the sale because we really feel God telling us to rid our lives of excess stuff.  And after reading in a book about how we need to act when the Spirit tells us to, I decided that now was as good a time as any to have a 'yard' sale.  I mean we had one in the summer and it rained so we had ended up having it indoors, so what was the difference in the snow?  It was a success and people seemed to like the idea of an indoor winter yard sale!

But God's been doing that to hubby and I lately, telling us to get rid of the excess, learn the true difference between needs and wants and to put our focus where it matters most....on Him!  So we gathered up all kinds of things that have been hanging around the house, cluttering it and our lives and sold them.

And through this, and not to mention the hours spent sick with nothing to do but pray and think of all God has been telling us, I came to the conclusion that I will not be purchasing a new camera.  A week or so ago I posted about buying one for my up coming birthday but God has really been telling on me that He does not want me to do that.

God has been teaching me (and I'm doing my best to be learning) to be content, to not covet and to have self control - all important lessons and all things I need to really focus on!  So though I could excuse and ration away a bunch of reasons why I need a new camera, I don't actually need a new camera.

So I'm still going to enjoy the photography lessons the Becky is sharing on her blog and use them to better acquaint myself with my current camera.  Plus this allows me to use the money for my birthday on some new music and who doesn't love new music?  This is one area God is really opening up to me, a whole, large, lovely world of wonderful Christian music.  So what better place to spend money, on something I so greatly enjoy, a thing that brings glory to God and draws me close to Him as well?


I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music.
I will ponder the way that is blameless.  Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart within my house; I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.
A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.

Psalm 101:1-4

2 comments:

  1. God bless you! Learning to walk by the Spirit is a lifelong adventure! :)

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  2. <3 Still loving your blog....must be something in the air. We too are cleaning out. I am goodwilling an old camera but it isn't digital so I won't offer it to you. It was really good in its day but that was long ago.

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