Treasures in heaven.
Where are your treasures?
This week (I do not find this as ironic, but as God’s plan), our Bible study was on Matthew 6:19-34, which is about storing up treasures, money, and not worrying.
So, I ask again, where is your treasure? Can moth and rust destroy it as it says in Matthew? Or are your treasures (faith, salvation, trust) protected by your heavenly Father?
If someone were to live with you for a day, would they be able to tell where your treasure lies?
If you had a few hours to do whatever you wanted, how would you spend them? Would that be a representation of where your treasure is? What about at the store? Would someone be able to tell by your attitude about buying things, where your treasure is?
Have you ever thought about how worry and where we put our treasure correlate? If I am storing my treasures in heaven, then worry has no room because I am resting in the security that God will provide. Shoot, birds don’t even worry about their earthly needs. If I don’t trust God in His guidance for my earthly life, it shows a complete lack of faith.
So what would you define as “treasures in heaven?” I think they consist of our faith, our desire to serve God, and just following His lead in all circumstances. It is putting our faith in the one who created us – knowing that one day, we will spend eternity with Him. It is putting our faith not in our possessions here on earth – looking to them to make us happy.
What are you seeking that you think will make you happier?
I have wondered many of these things for many years, yet typing it all out, still challenges me to the core. Deep down in my heart. I know daily, I need to CHOOSE to store up my treasures in heaven and not depend on my possessions here on earth!
As part of the dialogue, I want to share with you what others are saying in how they simplify.
Rachel says: When I go out to buy anything..my mindset has to be “Do I NEED this or do I WANT this?” If I dont NEED it, then it has to stay on the shelf or hanger. After years of doing this, its a habit, but sometimes is still very difficult. But its how I simplify. Thank you Rachel!
I can’t wait to continue the dialogue and talk!