You choose what you treasure. Do you believe this? Take a second and reflect back on the last few weeks. What did you spend a majority of your time doing? Was there anything you were constantly thinking about? I know what I want my heart to meditate on and treasure yet I find myself not always choosing it. My heart’s desire is to put Jesus at the center of it all. But there are so many times when I use excuses like “I’m too busy” or “I’m too tired” and I avoid spending time with Him. Does this ever happen to you?
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In Matthew 6:21 (NKJV) we read “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” I often hear this scripture referring to money, but I got to thinking, can this scripture be applied to our daily thought life? Am I thinking about treasures of this world or am I focused on Heavenly things? It can be difficult to answer these questions.
If I am being honest with myself this is something I need to work on. So how do I protect my heart and ensure I am choosing to treasure things of God on a daily basis? I know I can’t realistically spend my entire day reading His word, praying and worshipping. I have obligations in my home that I can’t neglect. But I can choose to treasure God and His word even when I am washing the dishes, making dinner or playing with our daughter. I can make a conscious effort to play praise music throughout the day, thank God during the quiet times and meditate on His scripture throughout the day. Little things like post-it notes with scriptures by my microwave, mirror, or computer remind me of Jesus and my purpose in this life.