There are many materialistic things in this world that can keep us off our guard from what is holy and right for us. Materialism and money is what drives this current world and sometimes, it can take our focus off from what is truly meaningful to us. It is so easy to get caught up with the latest fashion, cars, technology, beauty(looks), house decors, and many other materialist things. I am one of those girls who likes to stay up to fashion and I love spending money on brand name bags, I mean who doesn’t? But recently I have felt the lord tugging into my heart and reminding me to focus on something more important: Investing on my heart to God.
Luke 12:34 says, “Where your treasure is your heart is also”. This means your treasure is what you spend the most time, money, and effort on. Whatever your treasure may be, your heart will also be there. This is why its important to focus on investing things that will grow your heart closer to God and be a stronger Christian in Faith. It’s ok to spend money on materialistic things, but don’t let it be the priority in life. Remember to invest and value the things that will grow your faith in God.
As a Christian, we need to keep our fire going with God. To keep our fire with God, we need to work on it! We need to spend time reading the Bible, going to Church, and going to seminars/events that will increase our fire for God. Many people are hesitant to spend money on things that will grow our hearts and spirits. I believe the reason for that is because it is an intangible investment (something you can’t see) rather than a tangible investment, such as buying a laptop (an investment that you can see right away). Although spending time watching seminars, going to care-cells, or spending money to go to retreats seems like a lesser priority in our lives, those kind of investments are actually the greatest investments that we can make for our lives. Next week I will be seeing Hillsong Live in Concert. The reason I am going to this Concert is to invest my time and money to grow my spirit and fire for God.
Make sure your treasure are things that will increase your fire for God. Invest your Heart to God rather than only spending on materialistic things. Investing on your heart will give you the greatest value in the long term. Materialistic things in this world will only give you temporary happiness. For example, whenever I buy a new purse, I get excited and happy, but after a month or two my excitement goes down and I’m ready to buy another purse. But when you invest things to your heart, the joy will stay with you for eternity and you will grow in greater faith with God. Keep working on firing up your love for God! Remember, when you seek God and his kingdom, blessings and joy will come to your life.
REFERENCE: Luke 12:27-34 27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.