7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
So, I’ve been reading this book, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, for about a week now, and it’s really shaking things up. If you haven’t heard about it (and I didn’t until last week) this is what it’s about:
“7 is the true story of how Jen (along with her husband and her children to varying degrees) took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence. In the spirit of a fast, they pursued a deeply reduced life in order to find a greatly increased God.”
The book has been speaking to me, challenging me (or I should say the Holy Spirit has been) with how I’m living. Basically, for me, it comes down to this. We have too much stuff. Clothes. Toys. Money (I know this is true, even though I think I might be crazy). And when we have too much stuff, there’s not a lot of room left for God to move.
And I find the more stuff I have, the more stuff I want. Blah.
I’m not even halfway done with the book yet.
This book is great, yet kind of crazy, in a good way, of course.
Just a small snippet of what I’ve been reading, and thinking. Thank you for indulging me.
– the Jilb