12/19/16 Purposeful Treasure
“As you know, a treasure is whatever you hold close to your heart. When you treasure the things that are dear to My heart, I participate in them with you. My presence becomes part of what you treasure. Unlike the worldly lusts of your flesh that burn for awhile and then fall away, the things We cherish together are eternal. If you really care about the things that I care about, I am free to flood you with more of My treasures and My desires. You are then free to gleefully involve yourself with the delights of My heart throughout your life and into eternity with Me.
"Seek to desire the things that are close to My heart with all of your heart. Your days will then become full and prosperous as I pour Myself into your life. When others observe your life, they will see what I hold close simply because you hold it close and you look like Jesus to them. They will also see what Jesus holds close. That is good! I treasure that kind of life.”
Psalm 37:4 NIV
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Matthew 6:19-21 NIV
19) “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
20) But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
As we delight ourselves in the Lord, He places His desires in our hearts and then He fulfills them. When you think about it, what a wonderful promise of safety we have in Him. He promises that when we seek Him with all of our hearts, we will find Him. When we find Him, we find answers for everything we need. If we follow His pattern, we can’t go wrong. Could it be then, that if we do find ourselves with unanswerable questions, we haven’t sought Him with the diligence that is needed to hear His heart?
Wanting to be close to my Father,