Monday, April 5, 2010

Treasure Hunting

Yesterday was Easter Sunday, a time of celebration, a time spent with family and friends reflecting on the joy we have, on the victory that we have, because Christ overcame death.  As a result I opted to not take away from the celebration by sitting in front of the computer and so did not have a post yesterday.  However, I am on it this morning - bright and early, while everyone is still sleeping :D

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21 

What has your heart today?  Matthew 6:21 states a universal truth, your heart will be focused on what you treasure the most.  If your treasure is found in God, then God will have your heart.  I am sure we would all like to attest to the fact that our treasure is found in our relationship with Christ; that what is most important to us, is loving God and loving others, making a difference and changing the world.  Jesus knew all to well though the myriad of things that would be competing for our hearts; Popularity, Power, Fortune, Fame, Pleasure and Acceptance.  He also knew how fleeting and temporary these treasures are.  Which is why He advises us to make those things which we treasure most, the joys and gifts of heaven and to place our happiness in things eternal.  To spend our time, money and talents on things which will leave an eternal legacy.

Want to know where you treasure is? Do some treasure hunting. Take an honest assessment of where you invest your time, money and efforts and find out where the majority of your resources are spent.  Ask those closest to you what they see as being most important to you.   Did you find that your treasure is found first in God and then in selfless relationship with others?  Are you pleased with what you've discerned about where you're treasure is?  Is God? If not consider  changes that will see you living for treasures that will last into eternity.

"The love, kindness and value we have given authentically to others will be our remaining treasures at the end of life" ~ Steve Brunkhorst

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