I find that I am in the market for a new purse. I need something big enough for my wallet, my keys, my phone, a notebook and pen, a package of tissues, a few rosaries, a book of matches, and a pocketknife. I have a small purse that is stretched beyond its limits now that my medium sized purse had to be retired. If I use a messenger bag or backpack, there is always the temptation to add more items like a book or a first aid kit. I never know what I may need when I am out and about.
Anything can happen.
If I carried a backpack, I could pack a change of clothes in case there is a spill or a sudden change of weather. I could pack a sewing kit in case there is a consequence of rough play. I could pack snacks in case I am out and about past mealtime. I could pack a charger for my phone in case I leave the house with a low battery. I could pack my Bible and prayer journal in case I have to wait in line some place. The list could go on forever, and that would make for a very heavy backpack!
The world tells me that if something can go wrong, it will. I should always live in fear and carry everything with me, just in case. The Lord tells me I can let go of my fear and trust in Him. All I need is Him ... and maybe my wallet, my keys, my phone, a notebook and pen, a package of tissues, a few rosaries, a book of matches, and a pocketknife.
Take nothing for the journey, neither walking staff, nor sack, nor bread, nor money. Nor are you to have a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you depart from that area. As for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them. Luke 9: 3-5