The Oil Of Joy - Heavenly Treasure
20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
To treasure something means to be devoted to it and give all our attention to keep it. There was a rich woman whose house was burgled and they stole all her jewellery, money and all they considered to be valuable. However they left all her books. When she got back, she checked her books and finding them all intact she rejoiced. Someone will think she was crazy, but her reasoning was that it is what I studied in these books which empowered me to attain all these things, so I know I can start afresh. The thieves stole her resources but they couldn't steal her source.
As believers our source is God, our Lord and Father. He is the reason that we are who we are and have become what He made us to be. And we must give all our attention and devotion to Him above everyone and everything else in our life. The Bible teaches that when we give for the work of God on earth, we store up treasure in heaven. The purpose of a storehouse is to keep money and stuff for future use. It is very important for us to recognise that it is our storehouse in heaven which is our source. This will make us not relent in filling it up. Such that even when we lose all our physical resources, we can trust our heavenly source. Just as the woman in the story recognised that her outward treasures were not her source.
TREASURE AND PROVIDE FOR THE WORK OF GOD ON EARTH TO STORE UP TREASURE IN HEAVEN
Prayer: Father, I pray for an understanding, revelation and discernment to distinguish between my sources and resources. Help me to treasure things that relate to heaven in Jesus Name. Amen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR: VALUE GOD IN THE YEAR 2018
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