Tom with kids in Kuwait

Tom with kids in Kuwait
Tom with kids in Kuwait

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Luggage and Logistics

Luggage and Logistics

We are people of luggage and logistics.
What in the world does that mean?
Luggage is easy.  That’s our stuff that we have to take with us wherever we go.  We can’t leave it behind.

Our luggage is a part of us.  Some people can get by on a toothbrush and a change of socks and underwear.  Others require a 6 piece set of luggage plus carry-ons.

Could we get by with less luggage?
Sure, but our luggage reflects our comfort zone.  We are comfortable when we carry all of these things with us.

Logistics is more aggressive.

Logistics is about getting what we want when we want it and where we want it.  How do I get from A to B and back to A or on to C again and accomplish everything I want to do?

Sometimes logistics gets our luggage where we want it.

Sometimes we think about our luggage and logistics so much that we forget to live.

Life is not all about our stuff and where we are going to or coming from.  When Jesus sent out half a dozen dozens of disciples to the towns of Israel saying, “Repent, the Kingdom of God is at hand,” he told these men not to pack a bag, stop by the ATM, or make reservations.

He just sent them out to do what they needed to do.

Sometimes our stuff and our planning and our preparation and our perceptions and our fixation on getting where we need to go get in the way of living.

Sometimes we have too much luggage to enjoy life.
Sometimes the logistics of the day get in the way of living to the full.

Sometimes, we just need to say, “OK, Lord, it is just you and me.  Let’s go do something!”

Don’t pack a bag.
Don’t turn on the GPS.
Don’t let luggage and logistics get in the way of your time with the Lord.
Don’t let luggage and logistics rob you of life.
Live to the full.
Live abundantly.
Live following Jesus.
Live loving the Lord.
Live seeking his Kingdom.
Live seeking his righteousness.
Live to love.
Take time this day to leave most of your luggage behind.
Make time this week for the Lord to direct your steps.
Learn to live without the burdens of luggage and the complications of logistics.

God is good.
Trust him.


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