Don't hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or - worse! - stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it's safe from moth and rust and burglars. It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
So, where do I most want to be?? Well, it depends. Latley I've most wanted to be in bed sleeping because I've gotten so little of it, and then I think that generally I most want to be at home with my family. I'm a real homebody and just love to sit and watch TV or a movie with my family around. In the daytime I really love nothing more than putting together mission trips. It wears me out and sometimes the crew can drive me crazy wtih questions and whining and not doing what they're supposed to be doing, but basically, I love it.
But, I think, if I had to narrow it all down to just one thing ... I would have to say that I most like to be in the presence of God. Whether that is here on this earth or in heaven in the next, that is my hope and my joy .... to simply enjoy Him.
Unfortunatly, life often takes me away from the place I most want to be. Things need to be done... kids need attention, dishes need washing, dinner needs cooked ... arghh... even as I type this my son's doctor called and needs to see him today ... and I had a full day already. :\ I love the line in the Rich Mullins' song, that says, "Stuff of earth competes for the allegiance I owe only to the Giver of all good things". That's my life.
So when I feel the tug of daily life it helps to remember what Paul said in Romans.
Everything comes from Him;
Everything happens through Him;
Everything ends up in Him.
Always glory! Always praise!
Yes. Yes. Yes.
So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday oridinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking around life - and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing yoou can do for Him.
So, I'm off to try to live this out at least for today.