Day 19 of 21 Days of Flesh

Where is your Heart? “For wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

Jesus made simple statements that held the keys to the universe. These next nine words are the most important.

“For wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

The most honest of followers admit to God that they don’t have a heart for what He does. “God, I’m exhausted, distracted, and I can barely wedge in a few moments for myself, let alone give my time to others I barely know.” Is this you? If so and you know your heart simply isn’t in it, that is, into what you know you should be into on behalf of Jesus, how do you find a new heart?

Well, it’s going to be wherever you find the rest of your stuff. God has designed us so that we love what we see in front of us and although that has a beautiful upside, it also means that we are susceptible to develop a heart for the low end of life. If you get on a plane and spend a week in an impoverished township, you’ll find that you leave with a heart for those people. If you spend time with people of other ethnicities, income levels, and story, you’ll begin to love their story. It’s just built in. But if you keep looking only at what you’re life is about now, your heart will remain with all your stuff.

The key to sustaining a sacrificial life to the least of these or at least the lost is simply to see them all the time. At first you’ll have to wedge in people and acts of service but in very short order, you’ll find it hard to wedge in the old stuff, the selfish stuff. You’ll find a new heart, the heart of Jesus begins to grow as your treasures get exchanged for His. Start right now, make an appointment with new treasure.