Quoting Quiverfull: If You Don’t Give Things Away You Don’t Really Trust God?

Quoting Quiverfull: If You Don’t Give Things Away You Don’t Really Trust God? March 13, 2016

quotingquiverfullby anonymous as reposted by Lori Alexander of Always Learning – Keeping a Home Beautiful on a Small Budget

Editor’s note: Most of this article is the typical ‘blah-blah-blah’ female cult enforcer idea that no matter how broke you are that you aren’t Godly or righteous unless you keep your home spotless and attractive to others. On a budget of course. How many different female cultural enforcers have we heard this nonsense from? How does it square up with the words of Jesus to Mary and Martha? I have done the every six months reorganize and donate for years now but still do not consider it anything to do with faith or God. Is it ‘spiritual’ or practical?

When we refuse to throw things out {or give them away to someone who could use them} we are actually wasting more time, energy and money than we are saving. Unless the things we save are actually useful to us {or are a family heirloom)}or if we hold on to them indefinitely they are more prone to ruin {dust, moths, water damage, etc.}, and we may not even be able to find them at the time we need them most–so we will have to go out and buy new anyway! There are exceptions to this: seasonal clothing, seasonal decorations, children’s clothing and the like. I use the “six-month rule” for pretty much everything else; if I have not required an item in the last six months, I probably don’t need it.

A lot of our effort in saving things actually is rooted in a lack of trust that God will take care of us, even if the future should turn bleak. Along with being frugal, we must learn to always trust in His provision. Giving to others, however, ensures that we have treasure stored up in Heaven, where nothing can touch it. Also, if we plant seeds and help meet the needs of others, God tells us we will reap a harvest that will bless us in our times of need.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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