Updated: Apr 21
I am learning how to become a minimalist. What is a minimalist you ask? It is a movement where people don’t own more than what they need. Everything they own brings value to their life and everything is bought with intention. There is a rhyme and reason as to why something is brought into the home.
There is deep consideration over what to bring into ones life, whether it’s clothes or furniture. Even the smallest of things are taken under consideration.
Every purchase for us has two questions and considerations attached. Does this thing add value to my life? And if it does, Does it add more value than I already have? If the answer is yes to both then it is most likely getting purchased. If I cant answer yes to both then deeper consideration and prayer is needed.
This question of value is constantly what my wife and I are weighing. And as you can imagine, we are constantly battling between what value means to us. Just because I think something is valuable doesn’t mean she thinks it is, and vice versa. The tug of war is constant. Sometimes it’s fun, and other times it’s not. But it’s worth it. I want to live my life being as intentional as possible even when it’s inconvenient.
When looking at the gospel of Christ, the issue always comes down to value. Are his teachings valuable? Is what He is showing me valuable enough to change? Is embracing a christian lifestyle valuable enough to pursue? And we have tug of wars with Jesus over what we think is valuable and what He thinks is valuable. If you notice how, when and if someone gives their life to Christ, it always comes down to value. And as we sit there considering, if He is valuable enough for us, He has already answered if we are valuable enough for Him. This week we will be unpacking this issue of value and what it means to us to be a people that are valuable to God.
Connected to the Vine,
Pastor Victor Reina