Where is your heart? It is an obvious question and not that difficult to determine. We can often locate our passions by simply looking at our calendar. Where do we spend our time, where do our thoughts stray to. How do we spend our free time? Here is the most telling question…What one thing can you not live without. As we search our hearts to answer these questions, do not be discouraged. We all have different things that occupy our daily thoughts—bills, kids, work, vacation and even what is for supper. Jesus is simply reminding us that we need to evaluate our passion from an eternal perspective. Which of my passions will leave a legacy? Which will impact friends and family. Which will honor God and draw me closer to him.
It is great to have interests in life. Work, bills, kids and life are automatic passions—but then we need to prioritize our lives to use the Lord as a leader, navigator and passion source to refocus us to the eternal side of life. It is a discipline that requires daily training and commitment. As we train, we begin to release the stuff that does not really benefit us and embrace the stuff that makes and leaves a legacy. Help me Lord to live in the eternal and not the temporal.
Godd Bless You
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.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.