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Clear the Clutter Bible Study

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Clutter is any untidy collection of things. We accumulate more than we need and the excess becomes clutter. Like the rich man in the parable (see below), we hoard more and more stuff, even if it means getting a bigger place to store it. Saving things (hoarding) in case we need them later indicates a lack of faith that God will provide what we need at the time we need it. There is no need to save things “just in case.” God will supply. I trust God to provide what I need, when I need it, so I can let go of things instead of saving them.   The Story of the Rich Fool Then someone called from the crowd, “Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.” Jesus replied, “Friend, who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that?” Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” Then he told them a story:...

Make Room for Miracles: 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge

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It’s time to declutter! Can you fill a bag or box of any size every day for 40 days? During the 40 days of Lent, take a few minutes each day to fill a bag with unwanted items. The bags could be trash or items to give to a thrift store (or perhaps your own garage sale!). Here are 40 examples of places to check for clutter as you fill bags. The second page provides blank space for you to create your own specific list. Let’s clear out the clutter and make room for miracles! Clothes (don’t fit, worn out, needs mending, don’t wear) Bedroom closet Under bed storage Bedroom dresser Bedroom nightstand Bathroom drawers Bathroom cabinets Medicine cabinet Pantry (check freshness dates) Spice drawer/rack (old, not used) Refrigerator Freezer Kitchen cabinets, especially plastic storage and orphan pieces Kitchen drawers (old utensils) Kitchen linens (worn out) Cookbook shelf Broken appliances, VCRs,...