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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

What Others Would Say My Priorities Are

In review of Matthew 6:21 it says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21 NIV)

Bottom Line:
Your heart will always be where your treasure is.

What this means to me:
What I treasure in life will be what my heart is wrapped around.

This verse says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21 NIV).

As I consider the question of where my heart is, I can best look at this in terms of where I put my money and my time. Where I put my money and my time reveals my priorities. I can say one thing, but if I don’t spend any time doing it, then I don’t treasure or give it much priority in life.

It’s not about what I say, but what I do. The way I spend my time and the way I spend money says what is really important to me.

When I give to God, my heart goes toward God. It draws me closer. It’s an act of worship.

In summary, the things I give priority to and focus on (treasure) are the things that are in my heart. God, today you are reminding me that I should consider what I’m currently treasuring in life. I just need to look at my calendar and my bank account. You in a short statement, you quickly point out that my life and what I do will be revealed by these two areas. Since my heart is revealed by looking at what I spend my time and money on, Today I will consider what I’m doing with both categories. Regarding my bank statement, I think people may be surprised that we have some money set aside from the sale of our last home to re-invest into another home, but not using any of it to eliminate existing debts. I’m on track to pay these off, however, I’m also spending money needlessly on interest that could be going back into our account.  My wife and I do continue to give above a tithe, but have not considered how I could be helping out more with ministry. I know from what God has revealed and what I have learned it is much better for me to invest in things that will last; such as relationships with others, and helping out others who are reaching out and sharing the good news. Given this eternal perspective, I should consider re-prioritizing my spending and giving. I should continue to invest my time into relationships with others and sharing the good news.

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