DEVOTIONAL: Where Is Your Heart’s Treasure?

Matthew 6:19-21
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Mom was not a materialistic woman. She worked very hard for what she had and she was careful and wise in how she invested her resources.

That being said though, if she noticed someone broke or misused something, especially anything she gave, it would upset her. For example,she bought me the Christmas Barbie every year, however, I was not permitted to take it out of the box since it was a “collectible” and worth more as it was.

I have to tell you, getting a doll and not being able to play with it was not my idea of excitement as a young girl. I had Madame Alexander and such, so I was already restricted there, but a Barbie, really? She always had long, wavy hair and a beautiful dress, but if I so much as dented the box while admiring, Mom got annoyed.

For the parents among us, there are things our moms and dads may have done that we just set our minds to we would NOT do with our own children. One of the ideas I was dead-set against was the whole “collectible” thing!

Although I didn’t personally give my children toys they were not suppose to play with, well, maybe a few Beanie Babies, mom did! They knew that a gift from E Momma, however nice and thoughtful, was probably something they could look at and weren’t allowed to actually use. As they got older, she gave them one gift they could play with and something else for display.

Not too long after we moved to the house we are in now, I came across some of those Christmas dolls with dented boxes and tore them open like a box of chocolate chip cookies. I suppose the years of waiting to do that finally caught up to me!

November will make 10 years since Mom passed away, boy how that time flew and yet still seems like yesterday. Since then, I don’t know how many things of sentimental value I have lost, broken or messed up, but I catch myself getting frustrated when that happens, just because I can just imagine Mom’s aggravation.

Recently I stopped and caught myself though. Now Mom would tell me that it is all just junk and it doesn’t matter. She, as I have said many times before, was such a precious, godly lady. Being up there in the presence of our King, I am certain she would reassure me that there is absolutely not one thing on this earth “worth a hill of beans” in comparison to what He has in store for us!

PRAYER

Merciful Father and Gracious Lord

Thank You for Who You Are

Exalted King

You are the Treasure of Heaven

You bring life and hope

Please keep our belongings in perspective, Lord

We acknowledge You as our Great Provider

You bless us abundantly, Lord

Thank You for Paul who tells us that he found contentment not only in wealth but in poverty

Father, please let us be thankful in the midst of our circumstances,

Let our mouths speak praise as well as petition

Please open our hearts to intercede for others

Lord, we ask that You will not allow anything of this world to hold any substantial value to us

But allow our hearts to be drawn Heavenly, to love You and others

Father, we want to gain crowns of glory

So one sweet day, we will have something worthwhile to present

As we bow at His feet!

Our possessions, education, titles, social status

Will burn away in an instant, Father

As the piles of insignificance they are

We want to honor and magnify our Savior

Might that be the true desire and ambition of our heart

In the Name of Jesus Christ,

AMEN

SONGS

“Crown Him With Many Crowns”

“Give Me Jesus”

“Above All”

“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

“When We All Get To Heaven”

“This World Is Not My Home”

PLEASE PRAY, READ AND STUDY THE WORD FOR YOURSELF EACH DAY. If you find any theological error in my devotional, please let me know, supported by Book, chapter and verse to support it. Thanks!

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About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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2 Responses to DEVOTIONAL: Where Is Your Heart’s Treasure?

  1. Crown Him with MANY crowns, He is worthy of them all…thx for sharing

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