By Beth A. Richardson
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. —Matthew 6:21
Sometimes finding what we treasure in our lives, our families, our communities, our world is a challenge. We might say we treasure relationships but then realize that we never seem to spend any time with others. We might claim that we value our faith community but discover that we haven’t played a meaningful part in it for years. Take some time to do this exercise in finding your treasure. For, as Jesus said, “there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:21).
Say this prayer: “God, open my eyes to see what you would have me see. Amen.”
Walk around the house, apartment, or room where you live and look at the things that fill up the space. Think about the activities and people that make up your life.
Make a list of five things in your life that you treasure most.
Beth A. Richardson is a United Methodist clergy person and the Director of Prayer and Upper Room Worship Life. A photographer and writer, she is author of the book, Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings.
From July/August Alive Now. Copyright © 2016 by The Upper Room.
While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”