Well it is 3:00am I am still up. Yes, that’s right. Still trying to get everything ready for the garage sale on Saturday. But I wanted to post a little short tidbit of insight in my insanity.
Matthew 6: 19-21
Treasures in Heaven
19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Because we accumulate “things” over time, it is sometimes difficult to see how many “things” we actually have. It is not until we have to start purging it all that we actually take an inventory and realize our negligence. If someone asked me, of course I would say that these possessions are worthless to me. However, my overcrowded garage, and the large amount of things remaining inside the house after removing sale items, speak volumes to the contrary.
Why is it that we have to have all these things? Do we even notice the tower of possessions we are building inside our own walls? I look around me at the sea of things and can not help but wonder how many people could have been helped with that money. How many orphans fed? I am ashamed of my selfishness and my worldliness.
This prayer has really been ringing in my ears lately and I wanted to share it with you.
My Prayer Today—– Father I want to know thee,but my cowardly heart fears to give up its toys. I cannot part with them without inward bleeding, and I do not try to hide from thee the terror of the parting. I come trembling , but I do come. Please root from my heart all those things which I have cherished so long and which have come a very part of my living self,so that thou mayest enter and dwell their without a rival. Then shalt thou make the place at thy feet glorious. Then shall my heart have no need of the sun to shine in it, for thyself, wilt be the light of it, and there shall be no night in there. Amen
These toys can be inner or outward things. I truly am ashamed of how many things crowd my heart. Please Lord, take from me the need for anything other than YOU!