Sometimes I get caught up in wanting.  It makes no sense, but lately I have wanted a TV.  Throughout the past 2 months I have researched types, sizes, specs, and prices.  I was obsessed with finding the perfect TV at the perfect price.  I had determined that since I am not greedy I would only need a 32″ TV that was 1080p.

“Poverty is so hard to see when its only on your TV or 20 miles across town.” -Derek Webb

God is leading me to a new place.  It turns out that I am greedy.  I want to keep what I have already, and I want more things too.  He is showing me that this is a real issue in my heart.  I want him to change me.  HE is generous so I want to be generous.  I want him to weed this out of me.

He has laid on my heart to learn this truth of generosity.  I have decided that for 30 days I am going to give something away – everyday.

Also, I am going to blog this experience.  I have never blogged before, but I beleive it is important to do this.  I am not blogging to show how I give or how spiritual I am.  In fact, it is just the opposite.  I think that christians do not talk enough about how much it hurts to carry a cross, or how many times they fail.  I know my heart – I know that it is not pure.  I know that I will not want to do this, or I will try to manipulate the situation to better fit me.  But if I put everything out there for anyone to read, maybe I will be honest.

If I have invited you to read this blog it is simply because I value your input in my life.

That’s it.  May God change this heart of mine.

1 Timothy 6: 17-19

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

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3 Responses to “About this Blog – Becoming Broken”

  1. Kari Clayton Shepherd Says:

    I’m keeping up. Proud to call you family. Hug your sweet wife for me. Love you guys.
    Kari

  2. Susan Dalton Says:

    Eric, as I read your “30 days of giving”, I am humbled by your heart, and amazed by your honesty, openness and integrity.

  3. josh Says:

    I love u bro, but sometimes I don’t like how god uses what he is doing in your heart to kick my selfish *#+

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