When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up to a mountainside, sat down, and taught his disciples: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth… For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.” (Mathew 6). Right after these words, is when he said, “Do not worry” and “Seek first his kingdom.”
When our “treasure” is Jesus, our hearts will be there also, and our worry will lessen.
What is our treasure? Where are our eyes and hearts consumed? I don’t want my kids’ treasure to be in clothes, worry, or momentary things. I want it to be in things like relationships, loving God and others, in joy and thankfulness. If that’s where I want their treasure and hearts to be, that’s where my heart should be also. Every day is a new opportunity to aim for that: “His mercies are new every morning.” (Lamentations 3:23)
“In this way, they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the LIFE THAT IS TRULY LIFE.” 1 Timothy 6:19:
Go to my blog page to find simple ways to encourage our kids’ treasure to be in things that last. Search “Freedom in Simplicity” and also “Women in the Bible” in the search box on the right sidebar (link in profile).
Lord, help us to release worry and a focus on temporal things. Give us wisdom to have our eyes set on things that matter. On our own, we can’t do this. We need you. Jesus, mold us, shape us, change us, make us more like you. As we hold on to the life that is truly life, I pray our kids would also. In Jesus’ Name, amen.