My mom and I used to have a hoot haunting through antique stores, trying to find treasures. On our excursions, I always had to buy something. After all, coming home empty handed would mean our quest was a bust. Right?
Mom and I weren’t big spenders. I sort of set a price limit that I would allow myself to spend. Maybe $35.00. or so. I felt like a day’s worth of entertainment was worth that.
We termed our purchases “junké”; a cut above junk.
When reading what Jesus taught about treasures, He said,“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal,” Matthew 6:19 NLT
My junké doesn’t rust, but it does collect a lot of dust.
I saw a picture of a child recently who was obviously starving. Just think what $35.00 worth of food could do for this child. For several days after seeing the picture, I felt like a bad person. I could have definitely used my funds in far wiser ways in my past.
We are most like God when we generously give to and serve others. That’s what storing up treasures in heaven is all about. Helping others rather than myself is a mindset I still wrestle with.
A bunch of my earthly treasures were recently taken to a consignment store to go toward my Deep Well Project. Good bye sweet beauties. When Jesus said “DO NOT STORE UP”,… that means you dust collectors got to go.
What about you? Where are your treasures? Do you have a bunch of “junké” that could be sold and the funds used for worthy causes that have been eating at your heart?
The secret to a richer life is accumulating our treasures wisely. Where are yours?