I’ve been sick the past two weeks, so I haven’t written my normal posts. But this post comes directly from my reading from A.W. Tozer’s book, “The Pursuit of God”. I cannot recommend this book enough. In our world today, our busyness is applauded and encouraged. But that’s not where God wants us to spend our time. He desires that we seek Him.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jer 29:11-13) His desire is that we have a passion for seeking to know Him.
The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One. Many ordinary treasures may be denied him, or if he is allowed to have them, the enjoyment of them will be so tempered that they will never be necessary to his happiness. Or if he must see them go, one after one, he will scarcely feel a sense of loss, for having the Source of all things he has in One all satisfaction, all pleasure, all delight. Whatever he may lose he has actually lost nothing, for he now has it all in One, and he has it purely, legitimately and forever. — A.W. Tozer
Which brings to mind Jesus’s words, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matt 6:19-21)
No matter what earthly gifts we have here on earth, they are only but a vapor as is our life here. What matters is where we will spend eternity. And if we by faith have received the free gift of salvation from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, then we keep our eyes on where we’re bound — heaven-ward!