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What do you treasure?

What do you treasure?

by Toyosi Adegunle

Something happens when you like, love, or have a crush on someone. When you love a web series/ TV show. When you have to be home to an exciting thing, or when see an item you desire in a physical or online store. Whatever you love is your focus - your heart will be on it. You will yearn for it, you can't wait to focus on everything you love and want to have, your desires will be your treasure.

Treasures are hidden gifts or virtues of high importance to an individual. Treasures can take any form, they are very special, important, and valuable. They mean the world to people. There's a universal attitude to what you love, they are protected, cherished and most importantly, people never want to lose their treasures. 

Have you ever had to let go of someone or something you loved? How did you feel? How long did it take you to get over the 'loss'? Did you think the world would crumble? Was it hard? Was your heart broken?  So many questions, because it must have been really important to you.

Matthew 6:21 NKJV "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

How important are spiritual things to you? How much do you treasure prayer, worship, evangelism, growth, fellowship, and/or spiritual gifts? It is important to note that as a believer, laying up spiritual and heavenly treasures is of high priority and importance than laying up earthly treasures. Don't get me wrong, it is okay to pursue good things in life for yourself, at the same time, prioritize the things of God in your heart. 

Matthew 6:19 NKJV “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;

A good number of things we pursue here on earth are temporary, but the things of God are eternal, more worthy, true, and everlasting. While you pursue the good things of life for yourself, let your heart be on the things that are eternal.

The heart is home to a lot of things in your life.

  • What do you treasure in your heart? 
  • What/who have kept in your heart?
  • How much do you value the things of God as against how much you value material/earthly things?  
  • Do you value the Word of God more than the things of this world? 
  • Do you honour and value the Principles of God more than the desires of this world? 

Choose God always, consider your heart home to heavenly treasures and surrender your heart to God in private, public, in prayers, in worship and service. 


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