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Friday, September 7, 2018


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

The other day I walked into a yard sale and found a small welder and because I though that I need one, I bought it. When I was younger, there were many things that I wanted but couldn’t afford. Today I no longer want, I need, and because I can afford it, I have a greater opportunity to get it. Now I suppose that someone is asking what on earth I need a welder for. Well my wife asked the same thing and I told her that I got it so I could tack weld the door for her gas cap closed. I thought that was cute, she didn’t.

I 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. Better to leave this up to the children as they will need to do it anyway when I die so I thought it good to give them a head start. I have accumulated a lot of things over the years. And the problem is I don’t want 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 is as soon as I do get rid of something, the very next day I find a place I 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 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...

ALL very true, It is as if I wrote this article.

tooter said...

I can relate to this...