November 27, 2013
Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:19-21 have crossed my mind over and over again, as I have been trying to decide; Take – Toss – Store? Going through everything you own, with those questions in your mind, while at the same time that verse is playing in the background, has been quite a challenge. What things are so important that you would want to store them? “One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure”, they say. Am I so ungrateful for what I have that I can just ‘toss’ it out? Will I need this particular thing in Mexico? Will we have room for it? Those questions we have battled again and again, as we go through our ‘treasures’ to get ready to leave. It has not been easy.
One thing I do know, I want treasures in heaven. My perspective must be eternal. I want to put my energy into people, into kingdom things, for in the end everything else will perish.
Verse 21 says: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”