Power verses: Matthew 6:19-20
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
The Daily Diet…
We live in a culture that values saving and investing in the stock market. It’s a good thing to do so you can buy a house, send your kids to college, have money to take a trip or eventually retire. Some people talk about those kinds of things a lot. It’s where their heart is. Or maybe you don’t have any money so you feel boxed out of this one. Read on.
Jesus gives us a different place to set our heart and minds on. It’s not on this world, it’s on a kingdom that is yet to come. He wants us to put all of our money and our hearts in that basket, on the kingdom of God where Jesus sits on the throne. As you read through the Gospels, you might notice that Jesus mentioned money, treasures and our hearts a lot. It’s a big deal. So how do we store up our treasures in Heaven and be rich in the things of God?
You can start by giving ten percent of what has come to you each week to the church you are a part of. That’s called “tithing.” Find a church or group of believers to connect with, if that isn’t in your life. When you take those steps, you’ll find that things stop breaking down and money comes in unexpectedly from all kinds of places. Seek God and put Him first and He will meet your needs.
Begin to invest in spiritual things that are eternal, not earthly things that are going to burn or rot in the end. When you begin to do that, your heart changes. Where your treasure is, your heart follows. Again, if you don’t have much money, the more you are faithful with what you do have, God will give you more.