This experimental mutiny against excess is going to be just that – experimental! Seven weeks of the unknown. God has already been wrecking me, but I think this summer it’s fixing to get up close and a little personal. Visualize me gasping!!
It’s time though — time to simplify for the sake of — OTHERS! Now that excites me. We each live in a whole city full of OTHERS! They are here, there and everywhere.
Over the past two years my heart has been wrenched in many ways as I’ve reached out to those who have very little, but I have so much more to discover, to experience. In this crazy adventure of simplifying, I want more of the focus to be about others. That will be my aim and my goal.
So what does my schedule and strategy look like?
1. I will be following the book.
REASON: I know me well enough to know, that I would thumb through and pick the easy weeks to fit my schedule. Seriously, I would. I’m all about cheating to win!
2. I will be tackling the 7 areas one week at a time beginning June 3rd — mercy that’s THIS Sunday.
REASON: I will need extra prayers at church to fulfill this commitment. just saying’
3. I will follow my normal blogging schedule where I’ll record my journey.
REASON: I need some accountability, because remember I like to cheat.
4. I will lay out my plan, rules, and strategy for each mutiny the Friday before.
REASON: Seriously, who plans six-weeks out and still follows through? If it is you, please let me know. But YOWZY, that means tomorrow I lay out my mutiny against food.
I think that gets me and you on track for now. I’ve been asked a few times how those who don’t have a blog can participate. What you do is comment below! So, today you can lay out your strategy as to what your Summer of 7 will look like below in the comments. Can’t wait to take on this mutiny with you!
I’m reminded of Andy Stanley’s comment in his book Enemies of the Heart, “we are the richest country in the world and we sit around praying God will make us richer.”
Lord – mutinize my heart today!
I know that’s not a word, but that’s what God is going to do.
The mutiny is on. Won’t you join in?
WEEK ONE – FOOD
WEEK TWO – CLOTHES
WEEK THREE – MEDIA
WEEK FOUR – POSSESSIONS
WEEK FIVE – WASTE