Where Your Treasure Is--by Kimberly B. Southall

Where is your treasure? You think you don't have a treasure? Sure you do! What do you treasure or value the most in your life? There is someone or something in each person's life which comes first. Who or what comes first in your life? That is your treasure. Jesus spoke about this when He said:

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21 & Luke 12:34 (NIV)

You see, whomever or whatever it is that you place a priority on in your life is actually your treasure, according to Jesus. Your treasure is whatever you love the most. The Bible teaches us that God is the One we should love the most. God should be our treasure and where our heart is.

God loves us so very much and does so much for us that we should love Him enough to always put Him first in our lives. And yet, sometimes we fail to do that, don't we? So many times we can get busy with whatever we're doing and forget about God, even though He never forgets about us. Sometimes our family or friends can take up our attention so there's little left of it for God. Sometimes our activities or surroundings can do so. Sometimes it is even possible for us to be in a worship setting and be thinking about those around us or other things when our main purpose in being there is to worship God! Strange, isn't it?

Think about what Jesus said again. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Where's your treasure? Who or what do you treasure? That's where your heart is. And what's in your heart is what matters most to God.

Starting right now, make every effort to concentrate on God. Make Him a part of your life-not just on Sunday but every single day. How? Include Him, through silent prayer, in all that you do. He's your Friend, you know. Just because you cannot see Him with your eyes, doesn't mean He isn't there. He is. So treat Him that way. Share your innermost thoughts with Him. He cares for you. God is so awesomely wonderful. You will never find a greater treasure than He is.

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