Matthew 6:19:Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal 20: but lay for yourselves treasures in heaven , where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Treasure House: The treasure of our heart is the treasure of our thought and word and action. Jesus’ heart was always toward heaven. His Father’s house was His continual concern. His Father’s house is still His continual concern. The gathering of men and women together into His body is about filling His Father’s table. Jesus is focused on fulfilling the heart of His Father. Jesus’ heart is His Father’s heart. His treasure was the will of His Father.
Mulled Jake: Jake mulled over his options. The pain of continuing wrong choices plagued his quiet thoughts. There just seemed to be no release from the pain of his mistakes. Just then, the phone beeped. It was Sally. She wanted to know if he and his family would like to attend church Sunday morning with her family. She went on rambling about praying for him all week. He wasn’t sure he believed she would really do that. It was a long pause as he thought over how to say no.
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ACT! Does the Father have a specific will for you? Do you know it? Do you know His heart for you? Pursue filling His house. Invite someone today to join you the next time you are going to a gathering of believers.
PRAY! Precious Father of life and love. I want to fill Your house with others. I want my treasure to fill up Your house. Your house is my heart. My heart is to fill up the table of blessing in Your house that You as Father would have more sons and daughters. Focus me. Help me to see Your specific will for my life and action. Help me to think of You and Your house, Your heaven first above all.