Where Is Your Heart?

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Where is your heart? Jesus said in Matthew 6:21 that "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." The question remains, where is your heart? Can your heart be found in heaven, or does it dwell on the earth?

1. Your treasure is what you spend time doing

There is nothing wrong with spending time doing something "fun" such as watching television, playing games, hanging out with friends, sports, etc. However, when it replaced or hinders us from spending time with god--at church or in personal devotion--it becomes a problem. If we do not seek first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33) our treasure cannot be found above. A man much wiser than I once said, "Anything that replaced time otherwise dedicated to God, or anything that comes in-between you and God, it becomes an idol".

2. Your treasure is what you think about

Our treasure is what we spend time thinking about. Remember Paul's words when he writes, "finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things (Philippians 4:8). Why is this such an important issue? Things we spend time thinking about find a home in our heart. We must guard our heart (Proverbs 4:23).

3. Your treasure is what you talk about

Jesus says in Matthew 15:18, "but what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person." This can be solved if we spend time doing the word of the LORD, and if we spend time thinking about things above. We are also told to spread the good news and to teach the world about Christ. Are we doing that or are we spending time talking about worldly things? Do you make it a priority to show others Christ by what we do AND say?

What is your treasure? Where is your treasure? Where is your heart? Can it be found in heaven or has it found a home on earth? Remember the words of James in James 4:4--"Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God"

Choose to make heaven your home. "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you" (James 4:8).