What do you have in the storeroom of your heart?
Our words and actions will reveal what we give worth to.
These are the things we are passionate about and talk about when we are with friends or colleagues. What we deem worthwhile comes out; whether good or bad, it comes out. Our words reflect those things we treasure, those things we value, and present to the world.
What is your passion? What treasures do you carry in your heart?
If the things you treasure in your heart have precedence over the things of the kingdom, you have made room for that which is not of God.
Consider this. This weekend, an event of mammoth proportions will be watched all over the world. Great preparations are made for an event that celebrates fitness, agility, violence and strength.
In a moment men will become heroes or losers, legends and household names, subject to adoration or revilement by countless people who will live vicariously through the momentary exploits of others.
The event, however grandiose, has no tangible kingdom significance.
Yet, it is something that is anticipated in the hearts of great multitudes; it is something they treasure. It is an event covered in prayer, hope and great anticipation. A moment of unbridled expression of emotions ranging from deep joy, total frustration, hatred, adoration, rapture or depression.
How did this capture our hearts to such a depth that we cannot imagine missing it?
Where did the church miss the greatest event in the history of humanity and allow it turn to into a duty rather than passion? We have turned the greatest event in the history of humanity to a something that is mostly lifeless and mundane. What happened?
I can’t imagine ever seeing a time when scalpers will be outside the church selling tickets for a Holy Spirit event.
Enjoy the day.
But never forget the greatest confrontation of all, the day when Jesus the Christ, confronted and defeated sin and death in an afternoon and changed the world forever. That we can celebrate for eternity.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.