The 1970’s band Kansas is known for their song “Dust In the Wind,” in which they sing “all your money won’t another minute buy.” They echo Jesus’ principle: the wealth of this world has only temporary significance and cannot touch the eternal. The things we value reveal our hearts. It’s important to put our time, energy, and focus on those things that cannot be purchased, those things that have eternal and lasting significance.
“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. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21, NKJV).
How do you do that? There are many ways. Begin by praying and asking the Lord to give you the right heart and to show you where the needs are.
Some possible implementation steps for getting started are to give financially to missions work, reach out to the poor, visit someone in prison, or show kindness to a widow. You might contribute to an organization that digs wells in foreign countries or feeds the hungry.
What is your natural passion? Is it for justice, for the care of children, for the concern of the underprivileged? Are you burdened for the souls of people; do you want to see the elderly cared for? Give both your money and time as God would lead you. And do it with no motive to get anything in return during this life. Then you will be building up treasures in heaven!
You do not need to face this challenge alone. Jesus has conquered this challenge so that you can move from your present situation to a life of overcoming. Invite him to lead you in your journey. He will forgive, comfort, and heal you.
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