Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 3, 2012

Where are your treasures stored?  There is no better time to realize that stuff is just that, stuff.  It holds no value, no meaning, beyond today.  I say this because as I sat in my parent's house, looking at all the treasures they had amassed, I realized that what we treasure on earth comes down to dust.  Today, I will sell off my parent's stuff, the bedroom set they cherished, a chair my mom sat in after hip surgery, a couch that is older than me, and many trinkets.  They all add up to one thing, nothing.  Why?  Because my parents are gone.  All that is left of them will be bought and sold for pennies, but in the end my treasure is the love they left behind.

This sale will be one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do.  So, it is amazing to me that I woke up this morning with the thought running through my mind that "This is the day that the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!" Can we be glad in our pain?  Absolutely!  Our pain is part of our treasure because in the quiet, He comes to us and reminds us that our treasure is not on earth but it's with Him and that every day we wake up it's His day.  When I finally get to walk and talk with Jesus, I am going to thank Him personally for today!  In my pain, He reminds me that He is my treasure and that's all I need to get through today.  If you are in the middle of a  major battle or struggle, realize that today is the day that the LORD has made!  It might be the most painful day of your life but it is full with the presence of Jesus!

So, today I come to you my sisters and ask you to rejoice in the LORD for He is good!  Every day we walk with Jesus is one more treasure we store in heaven.  Someday, you will realize the power that happened in your life because of Jesus.  If you do nothing else, please shout out, "WE REJOICE IN YOU JESUS!"

Matthew 6:20 NKJV:

    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.

Our wealth does not come from here nor do our possessions last forever.  However,  our faith in the Father will last an eternity.  Be bold my sisters and give your hearts to Jesus!

My prayer today:

In every hour today, I will rejoice and be glad in it.  Even when the days are long and hard, I know that in order to focus on what is a true treasure, You must be first.  I am appreciative of the power You have over my life and for helping me in every battle.   As I take into consideration that stuff is just stuff, help me value what You value.  Give me ears to hear and eyes to see what is important to You and help me lead women to a greater faith, so that the treasures I amass will be Your treasures.  I come to You on bended knee praying for the lost, the brokenhearted and the weary.  Please provide courage and strength and help us to remember that every day is Your day! AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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