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Jesus Wants You To Empty Your Purse

brown leather bag sitting on its side with its contents spilling out of it toward the camera
January 27, 2021
Tracey and Mike standing back to back on a side street with a yellow tree in the background and yellow leaves scattered on the ground
Tracey and Mike

The following is a transcription of the Tracey & Mike show
(5 a.m.-9 a.m. on BRIGHT-FM):

Tracey: Here’s something to think about…Mike, you’ve known me for a long time. I carry a much smaller purse now than I used to

Mike: Oh my gosh

Tracey: Do you remember my purses from back in the day?

Mike: We used to have a contest every once in a while, and it was like “what’s in Tracey’s purse?” And somewhere, I still have Señor Orange.

Tracey: Do you really? Mike found an orange in the lining of my purse once

Mike: It was amazingly preserved. It was dehydrated, but preserved. It wasn’t moldy or bad, it had just been in her purse lining for, I’m guessing, years

Tracey: It was petrified

Mike: Totally, I put a little sombrero on it and it became Señor Orange

Tracey: So, those days are over for me. I used to carry around these big purses, and the thing with big purses is you fill them up with a bunch of stuff you don’t need.

Could it be that you are carrying around things today that you don’t need? Okay, here’s some stuff we carry around with us that we don’t need

  • False guilt
  • Shame over things that you’ve already confessed to the Lord and that He’s given you forgiveness for
  • Bitterness against people who have hurt you
  • Sin – the weight of sin
  • Discontentment
  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Comparison

Oh my goodness. You don’t need to be carrying that stuff around. You know that as a follower of Jesus, what we are meant to carry is the LOVE, the GRACE, and the MERCY of Jesus to a broken and hurting world.

That’s what you need to carry today because the world needs that and you’ve got the Spirit of Christ living in you – that is what you have to share with the world today!

So, empty that heart out (or that purse 😉) and let Jesus fill you up.

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