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What Do You Treasure?

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Luke 12:34 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

I treasure Jesus most of all. I feel certain you would say that too, if asked. But sometimes we treasure what we think will make us happy. I treasure things such as:

  • My kids’ safety 

  • My heart’s desires

  • My wants for the future

  • My accomplishments of the past

But what if these were taken from me? Would I still treasure Jesus the most?

Jesus is my boss and He is your boss also if you know Him as Savior. He is a great boss because He cares about our children, our desires, wants and accomplishments.

Our God cares for each of us and wants what is best for us, our life and the lives of those we love. In fact, He loves them more than we do. Granted, it may be difficult to understand how He works sometimes, but we can be sure He can be trusted with everything.

Let the words of this hymn be your prayer today.

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I’d rather be His than have riches untold;
I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;
I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand
Than to be the king of a vast domain
Or be held in sin’s dread sway;
I’d rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today.

For where our treasure is, there will our hearts be also. 

And there you go!

Thankful Encouragement

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Philippians 1:3 says, “I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you.”

The renowned theologian, Dr. W.A. Criswell, often wrote these words when he autographed a study Bible. Paul originally penned them with the Holy Spirit’s inspiration. Isn’t that amazing?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful for people to say they thank God when memories of you come to mind? Wouldn’t it be encouraging if people actually thanked God when they have the opportunity to spend time with you?

Even more so, wouldn’t it be encouraging to others if we thanked God for them every time we thought of them? What a privilege it is to share with others when we pray for them!

Let’s encourage someone today. Who comes to your mind first? Tell them what remembrances you have of them and specifically, how you thank God for the blessing they are in your life.

And there you go!

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