We all have certain things that are we treasure and mean the most to us. Start today by writing out 10 things you are grateful for. Next, write out 5- 10 things you treasure! (What you love, what you do with your free time, what you spend your money on, what you think about most, what you want really badly)

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

Connect the Dots: Think about the things that you really treasure. Look over the list you made.

What do you think it means for your heart to “be somewhere”? Where do you want your heart to be?

Read Joshua 24 and as you read, think about these things:

  • What does it mean that the people worshiped other gods? Was this a problem with God?
  • What did God do for the people?
  • Did they change their hearts? How and why?
  • What did the people do that God liked? Why would God like them obeying him?

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

Psalm 28:7

The Lord will always lead you. He will satisfy your needs in dry lands and give strength to your bones. You will be like a garden that has much water, like a spring that never runs dry.

Isaiah 58:11

What does the Bible say are benefits of treasuring and trusting God over other things?

As a simple way of trusting God more, decide to pray an extra time today when you would usually do something else, i.e. pray instead of listening to the radio on your drive home, or pray with your roommates/spouse before bed.  When we choose to spend time with God over doing other things, our love for him will grow.

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