In my house at the moment I have nearly 70 packed and half-packed boxes. Most things I own are in a box and except for a few sentimental things, the items are not of much value. In fact I’m pleased and shocked to note that I am not cluttered up by this world’s possessions. When I move house many things will be thrown out and when I die everything will be thrown out.

I don’t want to cling to this world’s possessions. The Bible tells us, ‘One thing I have asked of the Lord, that I will seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,’ Psalm 27: 4a

I am reminded of the two parables of Jesus in Matthew 13, where a man finds a treasure hidden in a field and sells all that he has to possess it and then another man finds a pearl of great price and sells everything to buy it. It is that kind of dedication and commitment that God desires.