“The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love.” Henry Scougal (The Life of God in the Soul of Man ), quoted by John Piper in The Pleasures of God
When I read this week’s quote the first words that came to my mind were
“Do you know where your treasure is?” from one of the songs I wrote on my new CD!
I have been on a journey! A journey of learning to know what my heart is wrapped around. God has slowly been peeling away layers and layers of protection in the “things” of this world and teaching me to treasure the things that really count.
Matt 6:19-21 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
Vivid images of my 18 year old cousin come to mind. He lived on the mission field with his parents and one day, a “freak accident” took him away from us on this earth. One minute he was breathing and giving the dog a bath, the next he was not. His life was so short but never in my 40 years have I ever gone to a funeral that meant so much because He didn’t just live….He lived for God 100% full time! The legacy he left in the 18 years he was on this earth was so powerful and it put me to shame. Had I been the one who had been called “home” that day, I doubt my testimony would even barely scratched the surface of the community I lived in. But Kelly’s death made me re-evaluate my life and what my heart was wrapped around.
I am learning to store up my treasures but they are not treasures of toys, or cars or money! I am learning to focus my time on the things that count not the things that don’t! Yes, I do need to go to work everyday but I don’t live to make money, I make money to live! There is a huge shift in my focus……
Can I be so bold as to ask, Where is your treasure?
What will people say about you when you are gone? What will your kids say(cause we all know kids are brutally honest right?)
These are the questions I am asking of myself and when I get to the end of my life and it’s all said and done. My deepest desire is to hear my Father’s voice say to me “Well done girl, Well done!” This is what motivates me now, it’s not what I want! It’s want He would want me to do because I love Him more than anything this world could offer me!
“This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through”……
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