What do you value most in your life? Is it possessions, relationships, or money? Love and acceptance were big for me, but I also loved to shop. I discovered that the joy of buying something new soon faded. The value of possessions depreciated in a short time. My emptiness led me to seek acceptance instead money or possessions, but my people pleasing efforts failed and left me feeling lonely and depressed.
Jesus has the answer. He said in Matthew 6:19-21, "Don't collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don't break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
God rescued me from my hunger for things and acceptance. His amazing love transformed my life and gave me purpose. Today He is my treasure and I want to tell the world what His love means to me.
Think About It
One Sunday our pastor announced that burial suits have no pockets. To confirm his statement he said he called the funeral home down the street. They told him they actually have suits for those who arrive without burial clothes. "Do the suits have pockets?" he asked. The answer was, "No." That made me think what I carry in my pockets--cash, ATM card, credit card, driver's license. None of these mean anything after death. All that matters is what we did for Christ. That lives on in the lives of those we touch.
Pray About It
Lord Jesus, You are my treasure. Help me live in a way that others will come to experience your amazing love through something I said or did to honor You. Amen.