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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Not Focused on Belongings...

And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke 12: 15

I have heard so much lately about Zen strategies for simplifying your life. I don't think Christians realize that Zen is really a part of Zen Buddhism. They might not also realize that God says to us through the Bible: And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.  Exodus, Chapter 23:13. This does not lead me to believe that God would appreciate us using Zen strategies to simply our lives rather than turning to Him.

Well, keeping our lives simple, stress free, not focused on belongings, doesn't only have to do with Zen, although there are many who would try to convince you otherwise. It says in the Bible that we aren't supposed to focus on the abundance of things we own, thus simplifying our lives. Additionally, there are many Christian authors and bloggers who talk about a Christian approach to simplifying our lives.

What does that mean? We no longer have to keep up with the Joneses. We no longer have to have name brand clothing. We no longer have to have the show-off car. We no longer have to have the most trendy technology, especially when we have perfectly good computers, telephones, etc. at home. We no longer have to go to the trendy exercise gyms to show others that we are really trying to lose our weight. We no longer have to have our hair styled by the best stylists, because everyone else does.

So, what do we do with this extra time that we have now that we aren't focused around wanting and getting things? We have time to be thankful to a very generous and forgiving Heavenly Father, who loves us in spite of all our things, but knows our lives would be more stress free without them. And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke 12: 15.

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.

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