This week my childhood home burned to the ground. It brought back a flood of memories. Some very good and some a little crazy, but we all made it into the world and were somewhat successful at life.
My parents raised 8 children in that little house. Meal time was crazy at times and my need to have more probably comes from the fact we had to share and if you didn’t eat fast you didn’t get more. I laugh about this, but a few years of counseling reveals that is true. See it was really about me back then.
So let me not digress – This writing is about Treasures on Earth and really about treasures that we store up in heaven. We can horded things here on earth, we can gather things here on earth, but truly those things cannot leave this world with us. They will become dust as we will be dust.
We will take our memories with us and I do believe that these gifts of memories will always be with us. We do have to work at having memories though, we cannot have a lot of memories in a vacuum. We cannot have love and laughter in a vacuum either. We must reach out to people, invite people into our lives and build relationships. Those are the only treasures we will have on this earth, but building those treasures in Heaven are about building his Kingdom.
God does not want anyone to perish but everyone to have every lasting life, it is there choice to accept the truth of Christ Jesus or to reject it. Our mission on this earth is to work to God’s Glory to show his love and bring people to Christ. Those works of building treasures in Heaven are not out of a need to be saved, but because we are saved and loved by God we do those good works.
So today – If I wake up and plan to use this day for God’s will – then it will truly be blessed by him. I do all that I do for God’s will not mine.
One of the greatest gifts we can give to someone is the Gift of Christ. It isn’t always easy to give away, but if they see us less as hypocrites and more like a child of God we will win their hearts for the Lord. I truly believe that people will see the Light.
I feel a spiritual Explosion about to happen in this country. Why do I say that, because the spirit is leading me to write and speak the truth. See after a fire how the treasures you built up on earth are all gone, fire or flood can destroy it all, but treasures in heaven are waiting for us, when God says – Welcome to Heaven my Faithful and Loved Servant.
Treasures in Heaven
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.