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In a market economy which encourages the purges of more and more things but how much is enough.
How much will satisfy us.
A pastor will Davis says happiness is not found in having more it is actually experienced with when we have lacks much less.
He's written a book about it in his book is called enough finding more by living with less and -- joins me now from Austin, Texas welcome.
Oh Lauren thank you for having me from they have -- that yet ally and -- stabbing here so what is this enough revolution.
I am finding Warren dead people that have been blessed with a -- afterwards I asked her church are pretty Florida area.
It's well supposed to make you happy will be happy -- nation on earth do the richest nation in history and we're not.
Divorce rates are the same or higher for people that well -- -- -- I'm discovering in this enough revolution.
-- -- -- start -- mortal life than having stuff.
You -- doesn't define you war -- a lot more lives for a lot more meaningful things out there and are starting to revolt against stuff.
And invest in things that really matter.
Now are you saying that people should be poor.
No not -- -- not.
Only did you pastor permanent god has nothing -- poverty and leveraging our younger and less there's a big difference.
What is the what is the difference I mean that's that's the problem for us -- know there's so much abundance around us.
And as so many people that you could always find somebody -- has a whole lot more than you makes a lot more money bigger -- more cars better cars.
So what is enough -- how do you know how do you learn what is enough.
In the book I give redefinition it's all based on the Bible what enough is and they're pretty they're pretty minimal I gotta be honest it was my style -- -- because.
Stings like just enough for today what you just talked at Dayton that support -- -- bread.
Or even the concept that it hadn't food and shelter and covering you have those things the Bible that you.
I have more than that but I think I -- people going allotted just received keeping up with the -- which you just mentioned.
Which unelected judges were content it would -- you would -- keeping up -- they're chasing the same thing you are not satisfied either.
So like I work orders just simply to -- it didn't pay your bills not old retirement supplement your pay your bills like -- -- except.
Always say you've got enough.
And -- a good reason you have enough.
And that you're not to read it maybe there's a bigger thing going on that make you could help someone who has but I -- -- enough I don't even think that little.
You know -- your church.
Has a goal of giving away 50%.
Of its money.
How is that sitting with a congregation and how do you how do you.
I guess motivate people to actually want to give that much.
You know I love you got out and you're gonna ask a question I'm worth 35% right now -- if you about your -- and we love it.
And actually our ministry impact has increased.
And not be increased because we do get -- -- reflect the more we give away the more people get actually congregation loves it because they see.
Money not go into buildings.
And not going to pastor's salary or my vacation home in malware -- wherever it is you're going to ministries here at all in the -- support.
If you go to war picture around the world to see -- building special needs schools in Managua Nicaragua under.
Six special needs schools in the whole nation that Nicaragua archer built to a and making that kind of money do -- stand the -- -- -- -- to get -- that matters and so -- got people downsizing.
Reducing -- overhead wouldn't let -- get more.
That's like all the revolution.
-- -- have being content because one of your.
Sayings is -- -- how to be content with less and that's reading the key is.
Learning how to be content because if you're content with what you have chances are you're not going to be clamoring for more so how is it you can learn to be content.
One -- by serving.
I've learned if I can spend some time into a cross channel and a less.
Fortunate area that I live or off the world -- -- -- country.
Suddenly Michael encampment fingers off the charts I'm not dot com or old I have way too much.
So I think I would put my hand to someone's need to settle the chance banking system which certainly back.
Mike enchantment changes how I see my world changes instantly secondly if I get it.
My wife and I get a lot of money away we make additions -- we don't -- a lot of it because we have found that releasing.
-- a whole lot bigger -- being happy ending I believe that statistic I read recently.
They don't Fox News is that people who -- Brothers have more -- people who shop themselves.
There's some thinking that if -- funnel it seems you're content -- -- off the chart if you're keeping things importing things you never reached -- -- what you can get.
-- you're certainly because I had I don't know if -- ever watched the show -- -- -- hoarding buried alive and a lot of people were actually sick.
Mentally sick mostly sick -- imported things and things have been their comfort and and and and and help.
But in the idea that in your book you point out that Jesus was for you know why is that.
The models and in -- is not asking us all to.
Go without you know a place to live go without in and the basic transportation is not asking.
For that at all but why do you think it's important that he was made war.
-- English thing I think it was because he needed to be an -- Leader.
I just -- actually.
Lived in a palace not a back -- -- I would have been showing lately Berkeley announced shepherds.
We're like right there which ladies and women the first entries -- social status.
They become an Everyman candidate so he didn't -- flashing a credit card or or check but saying I'm gonna make people happy.
He came to be a -- And by taking on up mortgage but the -- for a look like if not a not me.
And -- -- -- younger that you gotta I'll get my life away.
So I'll have more alike than ever imagine this is training drill rigs currently is not about collecting forty it's not releasing a giving a -- for others which -- requested.
When -- -- as well and about try to do -- -- Guess what my joy golf that I live not from me and more Brothers manulife as a whole lot more site.
You know I want to -- a couple of attempts we've got coming in here one is from trials -- he says it is amazing that latter day saints can give again.
And some people don't appreciated and and want more how how ridiculous is that I I suppose that's true I mean.
-- it is amazing when you actually say give 10% way.
And people who actually make.
A whole lifestyle that actually do have a great deal of around them.
But also I'm Chris service one he says it is amazing how so little can be enough.
Is that what I'm -- as well I mean so little is enough.
I'm getting so many emails and letters -- people reading a book.
Saying you know we were forced to downside for the unemployment this about it we chose to downsize our lives had never been better there's something about simplicity.
And our -- anything but simple.
But -- something about -- narrowing down what you're responsible for and being blessed sore and it get boring and -- -- you're not a black hole.
That just called joy to soar and honestly -- he would god if you're seeking.
And what people have downside to reduce their overhead -- amazing public they're there wondered how they wonder what I got I was so much but a law.
Couldn't out of wood in the left and they love it and I think it's I think it revelations -- related.
You know in your book you you give the top ten benefits of living with enough we don't have a lot of time with you can give us give me the top three yourself.
Of the benefit -- and -- the living living with enough.
I'll let -- debt.
If you stop spending eventually outlets that -- stressed the coasts have to be managed to have you maintained.
-- more time for relationships you've -- -- -- give more time to invest -- people that matter you have more time to serve which again increasing joint -- others.
And -- are seeking god I think.
I think stuff inhibit its spiritual development -- said that.
If you reduce the overhead you actually have more accuracy and hearing god only god we don't clutter will stuff around -- wonderful bit more multiple benefits.
I am I thank you so much the book is called enough.
Will Davis junior thank you very much for joining us it's been a pleasure and I'm sure a lot of people have learned a great deal from just listening to your words of wisdom thank you so much oil --
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