Over the last few days I’ve been seeing a flickr group called The Items We Carry. I’ve finally contributed my own photo to the group, so you can see what I carry with me, pretty much all the time.
I find this kind of thing fascinating. It really interests me what people carry with them, what they need to function each day, the techniques they have to do that. It interested me to see all the little systems that people have, and the more I look at it and think about it the more I realise how irrelevant it is. Instead of focusing on little techniques and systems to help “get things done” instead I and I would imagine many others, should be focusing on God and the relationship we have with him. The time spent looking at establishing little systems that, could and more probably should, be spent on getting to know the big feller, spending time in His word and studying it.
It’s a big challenge, and one which I need to take up with more gusto than I have been, one which I pray I will be able to have the discipline and self control to do. I’ve been listening to Mike Bickle’s “The Power of a Focused Life” and it’s something that I feel challenged about and need to act on.