So, what is this love???
I have LOTS of books. Better said, WE have lots of books. The love of collecting and keeping and holding on to books came from my Daddy. He has lots of books and has even written books. My Mama gave me the love of reading books. She loves novels and mysteries.
I enjoyed reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon books when I was a little girl. Now, I enjoy reading my Bible and devotion books. I read books on Natural Cures, "how-to" books, books about people, books on how to be a better person, friend, wife, smarter, wiser. I love to read good Christian novels and magazines (we won't even go in THAT direction about moving magazines...)
Well, now, I have book shelves FULL and overflowing with books. We have boxes of books in the garage, in storage, in corners of the house! My husband has shelves of books in his office! Everywhere I turn, there is another stack of books!
My daughter asked me why I had so many books. I said, because I love them and they are all special. Some I paid dearly for, some are precious gifts, some I got at thrift stores or at my friend Judy's bookstore. Some have been passed down, some have been written by family members!
My sister sent me a little "Golden Book of Prayers" that I had when I was a little girl. Today, I received yet ANOTHER book in the mail.
So, from the title of this book, I wonder, is someone trying to tell me something?
I DO need to go through and share my books with others. My daughter was right, I probably will never re-read those boxes of novels again. I should give them to the library and then if I ever want to read them, I can check them out!
My love and passion for knowledge and acquiring more, has at times been a hindrance to moving forward. (definitely a hindrance as we move!) We are instructed to "put off the weight that does so easily beset us"... meaning, THINGS that are preventing us from being free to receive more. How can God open the windows of heaven on us and bless us if we are so full and stagnant that we can't receive anything else?
I think it is time for me to "unload" some things. Bless others with my blessings. I will keep those priceless treasures that cannot be replaced like my little Golden Book. But all those self-help books that didn't help - I plan to see if they will help someone else!