For where your treasure is..

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)

Jesus’ challenges us to evaluate where our treasure is located. Is it in earthly things? Things that really won’t last or matter. Or, are they on the thing of the Kingdom? Things that are truly eternal.

Jesus never said that this world was unimportant. Hee said and implied over and over again that its importance is not in itself, but in that to which it leads. This world is not the end of life, it is a stage on the way; and therefore we should never lose our hearts to this world and to the things of this world.

Yet, in our day to day lives, as we seek to find God's perfect plan for our lives and every situation, we end up putting our sweat, blood and tears in things that become our “treasures”. We invest so much of ourselves into that “thing” that when it is no longer there, we are left wondering what just happened?

Our challenge is to find a way to live within the reality that we have to work, pay our bills, care for our kids, and plan for our future...but without putting our trust...without finding our security in those things because they don’t really matter.

Yet, it is impossible to value the wealth of this world...and then value complete dependence upon God.

But you can make a change…but it all starts with you. It starts with a change of mind. A change of focus!

It’s never too late to ask God to step in. Ask Him to pilot your plane to safety.

There is redemption to be had. No matter what area of life, and no matter how long it has been that you have been carrying the load, Jesus has come so that you may have life again.

Build your happiness on things which your cannot lose, things which are independent of the chances and the changes of this life.

But how? Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

If we seek first to fix our problems then our problems have just been given authority over our life. They’ve been given the priority. They are the focus. THAT’S NOT THE WAY! God says to seek HIM FIRST and He will take care of the rest. Give Him the control and He’s got your back! If that’s not encouraging and reassuring I am not sure what is.

As you go along with your daily duties, let me encourage and say, please don't strangle God’s power in your life by relying on SELF.

For John 3:30 says “He must become greater; I must become less.

As you allow God to increase in your life, you will truly see His power on display.

Ask yourself these questions: Does my life seek to bring God’s Kingdom? Is it becoming more and more a reflection of Jesus? Is it generous? loving? forgiving? righteous?