In the midst of this spring clean session, I’m engaged in, regarding all things written. Notebooks, polly-pocketed sermons, old CD’s, books, old letter copies – trying hard to be radical in dumping and shredding.
I couldn’t help smiling at the idea, the analogy, of the drowning man. They tell me everything of our past life flashes before us.
Well many things that I have come across have had that movie re-run effect.
Old birthday cards kept. Old schedules for evangelistic trips. Old Cd’s given free with bought newspapers – later bought in charity shops. Old manual from a training school in Germany, where I met my Dutch wife to be. Old instructions to go with old mobile phones, cameras etc. Dvd’s of converted videos of my children when young.
And so on and so on.
It’s an affliction I reckon I have inherited from my parents.
So I continue to clear – but this is only in my house. What about my art studio/shed? I wouldn’t know where to begin.
I can honestly say I have never set my heart on owning a lot of stuff.
And there is nothing of great financial worth in my possessions.
But thank God I have treasure in heaven. In fact I have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.
He paid the price to supply free of charge all He has for mankind. To the whosoever will – He gives eternal life. And it starts now.
Flesh and blood will not inherit His kingdom – and there will be no hoarding problems.
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
[ Our Final Victory ] Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.