“Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. (Matthew 6:19-21 MSG)
What has my heart? Let’s get past the twee answer of Jesus. Instead let’s be willing to examine our hearts more closely and see if what we say is actually what is happening.
What has my heart is where I will end up. So how do I make sure that I am stockpiling treasure in heaven? It sounds a little easier than it might be. After all, life is about getting. That’s the message that is around us most of the time. Plus if you want it and can’t afford it, there’s always a way to make it happen.
What has my heart? I should consider that my heart is under attack all the time. Just like a piece of land being invaded by an enemy force, that’s what can happen with my heart, if I allow it. As I walk then I do all I can to protect my heart. Stuff that the world can offer may satisfy for a moment but if my desire is to walk with God then my heart has to be filled with the right, God kind of stuff. The kind of stuff that will ensure that I experience the presence of God now and in eternity.
Paul prayed in Ephesians that we would be filled with the fullness of God. I like that idea. To do that means there is less room for other things. What has my heart? My heart is held by those things that God is full of.
God is about people, so my heart should be for people.
God is about His Word, so my heart should be for His Word.
God is about His Church, so my heart should be about His Church.
God is about compassion, so my heart should be filled with compassion.
God is about transformation, so my heart should be for that too.
Lord, please don’t let me make do with filling my heart with the stuff that just doesn’t last. Instead, help me to open my heart so you can fill it with the fullness of You. Full of all the things that are important to You. Amen