Defined By Difference

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:20-21

Where is my true value of life defined? It is easy to inventory the many roles of my life and allow each of them a particular measure of worth that then feeds a lie of value to my life. I think of my role as a father, husband, friend, sibling, CEO, volunteer, blogger, coach. These most certainly hold value and measure immense worth — but how do they measure toward my life value in light of eternity?

God is interested in me and my eternal treasures. At the “end of the day” who stands with me? No one but me. What value eternally does my company and its success bring? None. How much of what I write will be read in eternity? No need. How much of my good works will follow me through those gates? Not a one.

Instead, He is keeping record of those things in my life that will hold value in eternity. Those things that make a difference toward eternity. It’s not a question of “how much” or “what more.” It’s the spirit of “to whom do I serve?”

Lord Jesus, as each day I choose to serve you faithfully, may I keep the value of those things that make a difference for eternity in the forefront of my mind at all times. Knowing full well that with that there my heart will also be.

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men. Romans 14:17-18

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