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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Think About It

I Think I Need That!
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

The other day I stopped at a yard sale and found a small welder. Because I thought that I need one, I bought it. I was quite happy with my purchase, as I had always wanted one. I suppose that someone is asking, ”Why on earth did you need a welder?” My wife asked the same question and wasn’t amused by my answer when I said; “I got it so I could tack weld the your gas cap door closed.” I thought that was cute, she didn’t.

I recently invited my daughters to my house to help me clean out my closets. My wife offered to help too, but I’ve been married long enough to know that what she wants to get rid of and what I want to keep can lead to a few disagreements. My thinking was that it was better to leave this up to our children, as they will need to do it anyway when I die. This way I was giving them a head start. (No, I’m not planning on dying soon.) But, I have accumulated a lot of things over the years, and the problem is, I don’t like to part with anything. Like the welder, I might need it someday so if I have it, why get rid of it. Besides, if there is one thing I have learned, get rid of something and the very next day you’ll find a place you could have used it. The problem isn’t so much about what I have; it’s how it’s organized. Like many, I may know I have it, I just can’t remember where I put it.

Now the bottom line isn’t about what I have, want, or need in the material senses, but rather what I have, want and need in the spiritual sense. Everything I have on this earth will be left here when I depart. When I die, someone is going to go through everything I have and either keep it or chuck it. Anything of any importance or significance has already had claims laid to it by children or grandchildren. So what is the point anyway? It is simply that the one thing I do need is to be connected to the purpose for which I have been created. In the end it won’t matter what treasures I have build up on this earth, but rather the ones that I have built in His Kingdom. What I really need is about Him; His will, His plan, His purpose. This is all I really need. Think about it.


Anonymous said...

Amen! Well said.

Anonymous said...

If I want a donut then I shall have a donut.

Anonymous said...

Less is more

Anonymous said...

Go for it (ur donut)