My Treasure

Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? Or have you watched movies of those who seek for treasure? How about having your very own ‘treasure box’ with some of your most treasured trinkets inside? We probably all have heard about or watched a topic on treasure! So now, I’d like to ask you, “Where does YOUR treasure lie?” For me, I have found all too often, I am storing up little treasures on this earth. Not big things, mind you, but small treasures such as that perfect pair of shoes, a new and smarter phone, a really awesome looking purse I don’t really need, (but goes well with those new shoes) earrings I can’t do without, (yeah, right) and on and on it goes. Others may have bigger treasures, such as the newest car, a fancy house, or a large bank account. It’s not that having these things are wrong. Having them is perfectly fine, IF they are not our top priority. Also it should not be causing us to covet or creating financial stress.
I now need to ask myself, “Am I laying up treasures in heaven? Am I seeking to follow Christ and give Him all I have, first and foremost, before anything else?” When thinking about this, I am reminded of this verse, which many are familiar with-
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Mathew 6:19
That last statement says it all! “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Think about it. How true it is, that wherever we store up the things we love most, is exactly where our heart lies! I do not want to have my heart tied to this world or anything it has to offer. Though I may enjoy the ‘gifts’ we are given, (Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning. James 1:17)  I, above all else, want Christ to have my heart, and He will only have that if He is where I find my treasure. For those who have called on His name, repented and received the gift of eternal life through Christ, my prayer is we stay focused on what really matters; not the temporary things of this world that do not last, but rather cling to Jesus, who has saved us, redeemed us, and promised us all the eternal treasures of heaven!  “Lord, help me find my ‘treasure’ in you. Nothing in this world could possibly give me the joy that comes only from intimately knowing you. I love you and I need you. You are my greatest treasure. Amen.”

 

About myjourneywithjesus2017

Hello! My name is Sheree, and this is just a little about myself.  I am a mom, grandma, sister, aunt, daughter, sister-in-law and wife.  I enjoy baking and am presently baking at a family restaurant in my hometown of about 11,000.  I enjoy the computer, writing, love animals, good coffee and have a sweet tooth that never dies!  I also am a homebody, and enjoy spending time with my family.  I have 6 children of my own, 3 step children, and  14 grandchildren. I am married to Joe, (my second marriage) and we both enjoy being outdoors on nice days.  He enjoys the woods, while I enjoy my small deck with a shade tree. Every once in a while one of the kids or grandkids will stop by to brighten my day.  My husband and I both are Green Bay Packer fans, and attend an awesome church with an awesome Senior Pastor and staff. I am interested in Bible Prophecy and love Christian music, my favorite band being Casting Crowns, though there are so many great songs out there, I could never name them all.  Music connects me to God in such a personal way, mostly because they express what my heart has felt so many times. Lastly, I’m not rich, beautiful or famous and those have never been my goals, but I have a heart for God, and I have so many instances where He has moved and worked in my life.  Some of those times, I hope to share with you.  I know Jesus lives, and I know I will go to heaven when I am called ‘home’.  I also know without a doubt that He loves you more than anyone else.  You were on His mind as He hung on the cross, because you were the reason He was there.  I am the reason He was there, and so is every person on earth the reason He was there.  I want people to know there is hope.  There is always hope.  The only time when hope is gone, is if  you ever find yourself totally separated from God, after your death.  I pray that never happens and you can be sure it doesn’t.  Your soul will be saved if you say the sinners prayer, and you mean every word.  If you are looking for love, forgiveness, peace and eternal life, you need to look no further than the cross on which Jesus died for you.  He was raised on  the 3rd day and He has an awesome future in store for all those who believe.  Don’t wait until it’s too late. Sinners prayer-  “Dear Lord, I come to you in repentance of my sin.  I believe you died for me, rose again and you live today.  Please cleanse my heart and help me to live for you.  Thank you for forgiving me.  I surrender my life to you, and receive you as my personal Lord and Savior.  Amen.”
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