Treasures of the Heart
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21
The other day I was having a conversation with another woman and it got me to thinking about this verse and the treasures of the heart. People generally take care of what they value. So what do you value? Where are the treasures of your heart placed? Look deep inside and discover what it is that really has your attention.
What is it that God has called you to be? To do? Do you value what God has given you the responsibility to care for?
Evaluating our lives from time to time can be very beneficial. Sometimes, we need to take time to really look at where we are at spiritually, emotionally, and physically. There have been a number of times in my life where I have needed to step back and question my motives and evaluate my life. Am I valuing the life that God has given me?
Last October, I was privileged again to be able to go to the women’s retreat that I traditionally attend each fall. Our Women’s Ministry Director, Gail McKenzie, touched on a subject that struck me as being so profound that I want to share a little bit with you now. I am not able to so eloquently put the words together, but I want to share the insight I received from her sermon.
In the Garden of Eden, Eve was not content. She wanted something more than what God had given her. God had provided everything she needed and more. Life was perfect! And yet, she was not content with what she had. She was able to eat all the delicious fruits from the Garden that God had lovingly provided, and yet, the sight of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil intrigued her.
Instead of staying with her husband and honoring him, she decided to step out on her own and go her own way. She was “chasing other fruits.” And look where that got her. Pain and sorrow. She had misplaced the treasure of her heart, deciding that the fruit that was not hers to take was much better than what she had an abundance of.
Are you chasing other fruits? Where is the treasure of your heart? Are you taking care of the precious things that God has provided you with? Or are you simply taking advantage of them? Instead of valuing the life you have, are you longing for something you think would be better?