Luke 12:34 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
What is your treasure? Or rather, where is your heart? That really is my question today - where is your heart?
We know where God's heart is - God's heart is seeking the 'pearl of great price', His people. God spends His heart time with His treasure - us. His people. His treasure.
How humbling. How amazing.
The very hand which created the universe, the very eye that knows each feathered wing in creation, the very heart which saved us all considers us His treasure! God's heart is with us!
How then shall we determine what our own treasure is? Is your treasure a pirate's dream of wonderful, rare, expensive and glittery things? Is your treasure always being measured against another's? "Theirs is better, bigger, shinier, newer than mine."
Where is your heart looking? Does your heart seek the ultimate treasure seeker?
I have a favorite saying that I've painted on the wall above my stove, "Bread for the body, flowers for the soul." My treasure is currently watching a movie with his Daddy, who is considering something fun for us to do as a family. My gold is the flowers in my yard, my emeralds are the grassy pastures for my horses and cattle, my treasure lives and breathes around me.
Each time I look at something which makes my heart sing I am praising and thanking the Holy Hand which created it. His hand crafted the flowers, His hand spun the clouds, His hand formed the two sets of brown eyed boys - husband and son - that I adore. His hand blessed our lives with so many things that are not just things.
It's on the bottom of most of my emails, The most important things in life are not things. Think about that for a minute...
What is your treasure? Where is your heart? Is it home with your family? Is it in a show room envious of a newer, faster, more eco friendly car? Is it on a golf course? Is it in a garden? Is it in the word of God? Is it living in the word of God, living and loving in His creation?
The treasure we seek should lead our hearts to the Creator, God. When I see flowers I am thinking of God. His hand created all of this wonder around us, this treasure which should lead us to the Treasure Keeper. After all, isn't the greatest treasure our salvation? Isn't the most wonderful gift that of grace? Isn't the loving creation of God worth seeking the Creator for?
God's treasures are not those made by man. God's treasures do not wish to ensnare or tangle our hearts. God's treasures do not create in us envy and hate. God's treasures have no safety deposit box or insurance. God's treasures are those which seek to draw our hearts closer to Him. He wishes us to seek His treasure, God wishes us to seek the Treasure Keeper.
Thank you God for the gold and gems of my day, the flowers and birds, the laughter and love of my husband and son. Thank you God for the treasures which draw our hearts closer to you. Thank you God for being the Treasure Keeper of our souls, the healer of our spirits.