Monday, April 19, 2010

Daily devotional: Where to put our treasure

Scripture
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:19-21 NIV

Observation
I continually see how material possessions weigh me down. There can certainly be enjoyment from these things, but they can and do distract me from community with God and others. Buying, caring for, and maintaining our material possessions distracts us from building relationships and caring for those in need.

Application
Simplify my life. Make room by decluttering my possessions of things that are distracting me from what God has in store.

Prayer
Lord, thank you for Your Word. I know You have what is best for me in mind. I don't want to be distracted from having an eternal perspective on life. Please help me as I seek to declutter my life of the material possessions that are weighing me down. Please open up opportunities so that it will be quick and easier to change my focus. May You be glorified even more as a result. I love you!

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