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This past Sunday, our wonderful pastor, poised the question to us;  Who are you?  What is it in our personal lives that defines who we are?  Our church has started a 4 week study on Missional Stewardship.  We will be learning His perspective on the responsibility we have from God to use all He has given us to witness to the world.  How we use our skills, money, and time to be missionaries for Christ.  Lesson one is greed.

This sermon really has made me think for the past few days.  Our pastor made the statement “Righteousness is a priority…generosity a project”.  For me this really hit home.  I like to think of myself as a righteous, generous person, but am I really?  What defines me?    Am I generous in my worldly goods that God has given me?  Our pastor has made a call to us to “Sell it or Skip it” for the next four weeks.  Sell or skip something that defines who we are.  Do you buy lots of shoes?  Sell some or skip that next fabulous pair you see at the shoe store.  Do you love music?  Don’t download the newest songs or buy that just released CD.  The money you save will be put into a special offering on Mother’s Day that will be given to different organizations in our town.   As soon as the words left his mouth, I started thinking…so what is it that I can skip or sell? I have been praying that will God show me what it is I need to skip.  At the end of the four weeks I’ll let you know what it was that God laid upon my heart. 

“It is difficult for people to get rid of junk.  They get attached to things and let them define who they are.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this business, it’s that you are what you can’t let go of.”  – quote by Brian Scudamore, Founder of 1-800-Got-Junk

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:21

So I ask you what should you sell or skip?


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