Heavenly Treasures

Matthew 6:19-21
   Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.
   But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal.
   For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

I moved last month. I went from renting a one-bedroom apartment to renting one bedroom in a house.  It was a challenge, deciding what of my possessions I could keep and what I should throw away. 

Memories flooded my mind as I sorted through my possesions. I was reluctant to give anything away.

Waking up one morning I was very depressed, because I knew I was going to have to resort boxes that had already been packed.  I still hadn’t downsized my possessions enough and I knew there wasn’t enough room to store everything I wanted to keep.

As I sat down to read my morning devotional.  I asked God to help me through the task ahead.  I opened up my book, and today’s verses were Matthew 6:19-21.  God had heard my prayer and was giving me some advice, reminding me that my earthly treasures were temporary and susceptible to “moths and rust” corruption and the hands of thieves.  The important treasurers were in Heaven and by focusing on them I would be closer to Him.  “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

The packing and sorting was still a big job, but it was easier.  My focus switched from what I was giving up, to what I was gaining.  By reducing my worldly possessions, I was making room for more Heavenly treasures.

What are you holding onto that is blocking you from freely receiving your “Heavenly treasures?”  Take a moment and look around.  Is there anything that you could give up to make more room for God in your life?

Until next time, God Bless You.

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