WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET?

WhartonsBY:  PASTOR ANDREW WHARTON

E-MAIL ADDRESS: andrew@lifeassembly.com

BIBLE TEXT:    Matthew 6:21:  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

PERSONAL REFLECTION:   A Sunday morning routine for me is as follows: upon arriving at church to do a few precursory items we have our first service of the day which is for those who are serving in the main service a little later in the day. There is usually about 40 minutes between these two services. I eventually move to one of my favorite locations in our church, The Broo Café. It’s here that I’ll order up my regular, usually with a shout from across the room, and one of the lovely baristas will start preparing my drink. I’ll continue to visit with others, maybe do a few things to prep the next service, returning later to pick up my drink to find it ready and prepared sitting on the warmer atop the brewing machine.

I’ll then reach into my wallet where I’ll find a menagerie of plastic cards waiting at any moment to render their services in paying for my drink. Yet, I grab a punch card for The Broo Café. Nestled beside it is a Covenant Sunday card displaying the benefits, activities, and responsibilities of Acts 2:42-47. It is a business-sized card that reminds me of the duty to the body of Christ. I share it with other faith followers which is an investment in His church and the kingdom, but most of all it truly lets me know where I desire my treasure to be. It reminds me that my treasure is not in my wallet or things that my wallet can bring or buy, enjoyable as they may be. Rather, it is the humans God created, helping to discover belief in Him by sharing together a united front so we all move toward a fully devoted life to Him. That is where my treasure will be found.

The body of Christ and its function is a real thing and not just a biblical buzz. Discovering how to be in it, contribute to it in the right way, with the right heart, will supersede any earthen treasure one can accumulate. Final note: they say you can’t take anything with you when you leave this world. I disagree somewhat. You can help others according to Acts 2: 42-47. By doing so it may help others go where you go, thus in some way taking things with you. That will be treasure to me. So when you reach for your wallet just remember Matthew 6:21, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

 

PRAYER:  Lord, thank you today for the privilege to be a part of the body of Christ. I ask you to guide me in the ways of being a committed lover of others and executor of things that build that body. Amen

 

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