How Much Stuff?

As we were riding to town recently, one of my younger children, who is learning his alphabet and likes to ask how things are spelled, said, “Daddy how do you spell YMCA?”

Some questions are easier to answer than others. But one question we all need to answer is, “How much stuff do I really need? How will I know when I have accumulated enough stuff?” It’s important that we have an answer to that question in mind. If we don’t, we can spend all our time trying to accumulate, and then maintain, more and more “stuff” and never produce anything of eternal consequence.

The apostle Paul warned Timothy, a younger Christian, that if he was to be a good soldier of Jesus Christ, he had to be especially careful not to become entangled in the affairs of this life. Paul knew that setting our affections on the things of this world would result in a lukewarm spiritual life and would keep us from redeeming the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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