Only What Matters


Let’s be sure that in our zeal to get everything just right, we don’t end up getting everything all wrong.

The other day, I came across a television show about extreme RVs. These camping and traveling buses have now become the equivalent of land yachts. Gourmet kitchens, marble floors, Italian leather upholstery … at some point this thing is no longer a camper. It’s a home you can move from place to place.

Have you ever noticed how we love to junk things up?

Think about it. My watch will tell me the weather, how far I've walked in one day and the time in six different time zones. The only thing I really need is to know what time it is where I am.

My car has so many gadgets that operating these gadgets can cause my driving to become unsafe. They have little warnings that pop up and warn me I shouldn't be using them while I’m driving.

Really? What did they think I would be doing in my car? We do the same thing with Jesus. Jesus says “Follow me, Believe in me.”

It’s that simple. It’s not easy, but it is simple.

We’re the ones who junk it up with other demands and expectations – from how many times we attend church to “Are we carrying the correct version of the Bible?”


Now I believe that if you follow Jesus, you’ll show it by doing certain things – you’ll love studying His Word, you’ll love being with His people – not because someone said you had to, but because being with Jesus makes you want to.

Sometimes, we forget life is a journey. We’re always on the move. Jesus came to make the burden lighter, not heavier.

Let’s be sure that in our zeal to get everything just right, we don’t end up getting everything all wrong.

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