"Don't lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth,
where moth and rust consume,
and where thieves break through and steal;
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust consume,
and where thieves don't break through and steal;
for where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also." MATT. 6:19-21
What fills your heart? What occupies your mind? What satisfies you most? Are you enjoying God? Or are you thinking about what you're going to wear, eat or do next? Whatever comes first in your thoughts rules you. Do you enjoy your resources for your own personal ends or do you enjoy them for the glory of God giving Him thanks for what He has given you? Do you share what He has given you with others? God gives us whatever we have to honor Him. What you feed grows, so if you feed your spirit, your spirit will grow strong and have God's peace. If you feed your carnal nature, it will grow wanting. Your carnal nature never has enough. What have you filled your life with? Do you make eternal investments into the lives of others or just worldly investments? Are you trusting Him to provide for you? What really counts is a heart that puts God first. These earthly treasures amount to nothing in our eternal net worth.
Heavenly Father, thank you for all the many blessings you've given me. Show me how to use what you've given me for your glory and not just myself. Help me to take all my thoughts captive to the obedience of Jesus and not let my mind be led astray by all the bright lights of the world. Fill me with your sweet Holy Spirit that I may not be found wanting. Where, how and what do you want me to give? Show me how to live a life that is filled with you and not the world. Help me to love you and enjoy you most.
"Amaziah said to the man of God, 'But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel?' The man of God answered, 'Yahweh is able to give you much more than this.'" ~ "He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity." ~ "While we don't look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." ~ "But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can't carry anything out. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses."
2 Chronicles 25:9; Ecclesiastes 5:10; 2 Corinthians 4:18; 1 Timothy 6:6-12