And while I was doing it, I was thinking....."What if?".....
What if people were not greedy......did not take more than they need.....did not live beyond their means.....did not hoard, but shared their excess freely? Would the world be a different place?
If you listen to the thinking of the world, you will hear that the world's resources are insufficient to support the world's population, that fossil fuels are running out, the globe is warming and charging headfirst towards catastrophic destruction, and many other such gloom and doom predictions.
But God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow - he created this world, and he knows ALL that you need. His Word says that he is able to supply ALL that you need - so abundantly that you will be about to abound in every good work! (2 Cor 9:6-15) His ability to supply is unchanging and unending.
What if WE were to live counter-culturally, and take God at his word? What if we were to give freely, bless others with our excess, simplify our lives?
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."
And I made signs to put up by the road when I put the first items out to give away. All in all, a good day's work.
And I love how my bathroom/toilet/laundry look! Clean, uncluttered. Nice!