Quality over quantity.
This is a hard phrase for me.
I like stuff.
I like to have a lot of friends.
Three shirts on sale are better than one at full price.
It’s hard to say no when asked to participate in something good.
This January I felt the deep need to take a step back and rest in the quiet for a month or so. To just listen to what God had for me. It was clear I was in need of a re-alignment. It’s not that I was far off track, but the hamster wheel was spinning faster than I could keep up and stay fresh. Priorities had shifted, focus had shifted and my purpose felt muddy. God rewarded this quiet time with three words to re-focus me. QUALITY OVER QUANTITY.
These words seemed to be given in respect to this blog, but as I chewed on the phrase I realized they are about everything.
Quantity, at least for me, starts to bring separation. Separation from Christ.
I remember the first time I read the account of King David calling for a census to be taken of his people. A census seems harmless, and they are…when the motive is pure. David’s motive was self serving pride. He wanted to sit back and see a concrete number that would define his power. Note his being David’s power, not God’s. There in lies the problem. In fact we are told in 1st Chronicles that it was Satan himself that tempted David to take the census and David took the bait. Against wise counsel. He flexed his power and moved into sin.
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