“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 will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
Dear Reader, as you know, this blog site is branded #LookingForGod #HEISEVERYWHERE, so let me explain to you how I found God…In the Treasure Chest.
The only way I know to tell you what God can do is to testify. I’ve read this scripture numerous times but just read it again and searched my heart with God’s help to find anything that I would consider my treasure. What came up was my sewing machines. My household knows I don’t play about my sewing machines. They are not loaned out, nor are they allowed to be touched. They are called my babies and some have nicknames. If my home was on fire and my son was safely outside, I’d grab my Bible and my sewing machine.
Sad to say, the sewing machines being my treasure, my heart would be broken if they were destroyed. That’s not what I want. There should be no treasure where my heart is unless it is in God’s word, so I prayed silently with my eyes closed, imagining myself walking into my sewing room with the Holy Bible in my hand and speaking to the treasure.
This is what I imagined myself saying to the sewing machine: “You are no longer my treasure. By the power and authority of Jesus Christ, I take back my heart and transfer it to this Bible.” Then, still imagining, I saw a streak of light along with my heart transferring from the sewing machine to the Bible. At that time while praying silently, I felt a transfer of energy and God’s Holy Spirit hit me with a jolt and caused me to pray in tongues. Something happened. What happened is that I could throw this same sewing machine down a flight of stairs and into the dumpster and wouldn’t be heartbroken. As simple as this all may seem, the spiritual aspect of it is momentous.
Is there something or someone in your life that is standing in God’s place? Is your heart in places where it should not be? We are to keep our heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). What does this mean? Could it be that the issues in our life are stemming from a misplacement of our heart? Let us seek God’s will for our life and let HIM do a thorough search of what we have…In The Treasure Chest.