It’s no secret that human beings have the tendency to acquire things, only to want more. How many times have you heard, or thought, if I only had ….? If I only had more time. If I only had more money. If I only had more education. If I only had a better job? If I only had more understanding friends? Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.
Here’s what Jesus Himself had to say about this, as recorded in both the gospels of Matthew and Luke:
“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
While storing treasures is wonderful, I find the greatest joy – and the strongest thought – of this verse coming from the statement that where my treasure is, there my heart will be also. My desire is for my thoughts to be of my Lord; for my deeds to be those planned by Him for me; for my focus to be on Christ; for my reflection to be His. I desire my very heart to be a captive of Christ and His loving-kindness.
Father, You are awesome. You not only give us the desires of our heart, you allow us to store treasure with You, where it cannot be destroyed! Someday I will be perfected, through You and with You! That is my greatest treasure. May my focus be on You and Your will. May my desires come only from You. May I be a reflection of Your Son and His love. Please continue, Father, to put me through Your refining fire, until all sin is gone and I am pure silver for You.
Thank You, Father, that You allow me to come to You with my concerns and prayers. May I always remember that I do this in the precious name of Your Son, Jesus Christ! Amen.