1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Further Reading: Daniel 1
Everyone needs food to live. Food is vital for any living organism, whether plant, animal, or human. Nutrients and vitamins are essential to ensure that everything living on this planet not only survives, but thrives.
Yes, that’s right. I called this a journey. These changes do not happen overnight. They take time. Remember that the very first step to removing excess from your life is deciding you’re tired of the excess, and you want better for yourself.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
Luke 12:15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Luke 16:19-31 and Matthew 19:16-30
We live in a materialistic society. We are driven to obtain more and more. We work hard, long hours to acquire more and to maintain all the things we already own.
Now that I have given a Biblical foundation for this series, I would like to outline in greater detail the goals of this series, let you know what I am not trying to say, and give you some further reading.
Welcome to the first post in my series on excess, possessions, their harmful implications for Jesus followers, and how paring down what we own and eliminating excess allows us to live to our fullest potential in Jesus.