|Our yard (photo done with a fun setting on my new camera)|
This is one of the verses that the kids and I have been memorizing as we memorize the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew and it is one that I think has a very good message. It is pretty easy for us to get caught up in earthly matters and thinking about taking care of our wants and needs here but our priorities really need to be on eternal matters. Who cares if we have investments galore and a nice home and everything we need if we have no thought put into preparing for heaven and making sure that we and others have our "tickets" there?
How can we practically store up treasures in heaven?
-Leading others to Christ. Relationships are important for this so spend time building those relationships with your children and anybody else that God has put into your life to minister to. Someday in heaven hopefully we will see the fruit of our labors in this area!
-Giving/Serving. Luke 12:33-34 would give us the idea that when we give to others we are then storing up treasure in heaven.
-Worship. That is something we can give to our Father who is in heaven.
I would love to hear your thoughts on storing up treasure in heaven!