Anna: “Mom, this isn’t our real house. Our real house is in heaven.”
I am still baffled as to why those words were uttered by my four year old. It’s a topic yet to be discussed between the two of us. And, to be honest, I didn’t seize the beautiful opportunity to elaborate on the subject any further than a simple, “Yes. You’re right.”
So, I left it at that.
Two days passed, and I replayed her verbal observation in my head. And, these scriptures came to mind:
19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6:19-21
A good self check-up followed. Am I investing more of my energy into my earthly, temporal home than I am into my “real house”?
There are days I invest more generously into the Kingdom than my own material possessions. Yet, there are days where I can become consumed with what makes Dusty happy. And, I’m not just talking about money. Although, finances are a big part of it. I’m also referring to my time. Time spent alone with my Father. Time spent imparting Christ to my children. Time spent serving the local church. Time spent ministering to someone in need. Time spent using my gifts for the Kingdom.
I want to store up treasures in my real house. Because, this temporal house is but a vapor.
Isn’t it funny how God uses our children to speak to us?
Where are you storing your treasures?