“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. -Matthew 6:19-21
I have read the above verse several times throughout the years. Just last night it finally clicked. I think that God’s in the business of making things “loud” when it’s time for us to hear them. It is a total gift when a passage speaks to your heart and soul clearly.
May I be super real with ya’ll a moment? I am so disappointed about the Rebecca St. James concert being cancelled. I don’t think I could have been more excited about it. Now, I am not sure how the CD release will take place. I felt like every thing was starting to come together, and now I’m not quite sure what’s going on. Ever feel this way before?? As my dad put it, “This is where the rubber meets the road.” The type of moment I sing about often. The moment where I can choose to quit and fall into self-pity, or put my big girl pants on and trust Him and have faith through obscurity and discomfort.
I choose trust! I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that He knows just what He is doing. He knows me better than I know myself, and I am so grateful for that. Through this disappointment, I have felt the love of Christ so heavily through my wonderful family and friends. Through sunflowers, poems, ice cream, giggles, tears, phone calls, devotional readings, walks, bible verses, encouraging notes, and prayers. God has blessed me richly with awesome people in my life.
Back to the bible verse… God spoke to my heart last night. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. If I put my treasure and hope in the things, opportunities, things that pass away, I will never be satisfied. Even if I put my hope in the things God gives me, it’s still not enough. BUT, if I put my treasure in Him, in who He is, not what He does for me, then, and only then is my treasure and hope in the right place. If I come to Him purely just to be with Him, and be real with Him, that is where real rest is found. That is where the foundation of a wonderful relationship can flourish.
May you store your treasure in Him alone.