“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 your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)
A Well Lived Life
Do you want to live a well lived life? Would you one day like to look back over your life without regret? Do you want to make sure that your life was well spent and invested in what will last? Would you like to hear me one day say to you, “Well done, good and faithful servant?” Who would not want to live a well lived life? Who would not want to live a life without regrets? Who would not want to spend and invest their life in what will last? Who would not want to be called a good and faithful servant, especially by you? You would be surprised at how many will waste and spend their lives on what will amount to nothing of eternal value. Not many make storing up treasure in heaven with me the priority of their lives. I pray that will not be me. It is not you. It will not be you. That, I am glad to hear. Help me to better understand how I can store up treasure in heaven with you. That is a very good question.
Keep your heart and mind and life focused on me. Do not be allured and enticed by all that the world has to offer. All worldly possessions will one day amount to nothing. What you have now is only on a short-term loan to you. Do not labor to possess what you surely cannot keep. You brought nothing into this world. You will take no possessions out of this world. Follow me to where I lead you. Do what I ask of you. Help others to come to know and love and follow and serve me. Shine as a bright light for me in the darkness of this world. Love like I loved. Give like I gave. Serve like I served. Teach what I taught. Live as I lived. Humbly allow me to use you to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans. Become like me in all that you think and say and do. Then you bear fruit for my kingdom. Then you will bring glory to my name. Then you will store up treasure in heaven with me. All this I will do with all the strength and ability you will give to me. That will be very good. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I will not store up treasure on earth that will one day amount to nothing. I know that all my prized earthly possessions are only on a short-term loan to me. I will not spend my life on what will not last. Instead, I will store up treasure in heaven with you. Amen.
Key Question… What specific activities will certainly store up treasure in heaven with the Lord?
Living It Out… May storing up treasure in heaven with the Lord be a priority in your life.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will help you to store up treasure in heaven with Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are storing up treasure in heaven with the Lord.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you store up treasure in heaven with the Lord.
For today’s complete 4 page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide click here:
Please consider sharing these devotionals with others through the social media you use.
Individual users may save the Discipleship Devotional Study Guide to their desktop for private use. All the blanks in the study guides are fields that allow typed responses. To use the fields on the study guide you may need to open the guide with a free version of adobe reader.
By Jon Ulrich © All rights reserved Copying not permitted www.GrowingAsDisciples.com