Friday, May 29, 2009

Where is your treasure?

One particular verse really got my attention from Proverbs 11 and below is the verse from The Message ~
28 A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump;
a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.

Treasures in today's world is all about what is the latest trinket? A new iphone, a new sound system, a new boat, a new motorcycle, a new toy of any shape or size do any of these look like the latest trinket you just can't wait to get?

Truthfully, I have to admit that until a few years ago I loved the latest and the greatest, but in the past few years things have so changed. Always looking for the next thing to purchase would fill a void for a little while until the new wore off. I wasn't quite sure what was missing.

I know that some of you know that I began to search for reasons as to why I was unable to have children and God gave me a scripture from Isaiah 54 about the woman that was barren, but she would have many more children and need to enlarge her tent. I was so touched that God shared with me that I would have a lot of children just not my own.

At this point, my focus began to turn more toward God. I began to think about God and what He wanted to do with my life and it became the ride of a lifetime! I know this particular Proverb spoke to my heart and to my journey. The things I had in my life were dead like a stump to my heart, but when my focus switched from things to God my life did flourish and grow. I know that I truly feel like that beautiful butterfly that was transformed from a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. I was changed and my life looks entirely different and I know the things I value are entirely different. I must tell you that I still like my things, but not like how I like to see what God is going to share through His Word, or how He is going to show up in my life each day. My life is growing in ways that I only wish I had started this closer walk with God at a much earlier age.

So, treasure things from above that only Our Father can give you. After all, the things of this earth will be ashes they don't last...I know ~ I lost all of them in a fire a year ago February and you know what??? I can tell you I am the most blessed woman around because of My Savior and His Mighty Love! So please cast your eyes to Heaven and share the dance of a lifetime with Your Mighty Father.


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