It’s time to clean out the clutter I have collected all year to make way for more clutter we will receive during the giving season. I find it odd that I will be throwing away or giving away those items that, at some point in time, I thought were so important or I paid good money for! When I was newly married my plan was to get a diamond anniversary ring for my fifth wedding anniversary. Five years went by, then ten, and twenty. At some point along the way that ring became very unimportant to me. The treasures I find dear to me now are no longer trinkets. They have been replaced with relationships and memories.
While Jesus walked this earth, the treasures He held as important were people and matters of the heart, loving one another.
I ask myself this question; What really fills me up with peace, joy, and contentment? Is it items that collect dust or the sound of laughter in my home? Is it the very home I live in or the sound of my husbands whistling, the touch of a soft hand?
All the trinkets we can collect while here on earth can take time away from all the treasures we should be storing up in heaven.
I think I will start with my closet.....
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:18-20