For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21)

When you are born again and have Christ’ spirit living in you, there is a difference in all that you do as you seek to live a life apart from the ways of the world.  In that way, you are working for God and his kingdom if you truly belong to him.  You can fool others but you cannot fool God.  Your actions reflect where your heart is and what matters most to you.

In Galatians 6:7-10, Paul brings home this important message: 

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.    

What you treasure most in life is where you spend most of your time and effort.  If the things of God are not first in your life, you will be involved doing the same things that the lost of this world are doing.  You will be sowing your time and interest into that which will lead you to destruction.  If you truly desire that which is good, you will be giving of yourself to doing the work of God. You will seek his ways because you know that it is only there that you can live in his peace.   If you plant kindness and love in your life, that is what you will receive  If you are generous, you will receive blessings from God both here and in eternity.  However, if you live for greed and worldly possessions, you are planting seeds of destruction which will destroy your future. .  There is always a cost for living apart from the will of God.  You do not get away with anything for your sin will always find you out.  You cannot live with one foot in the world and one foot in heaven.  It is a choice you must make.  Those who belong to Christ know that victory only comes through surrendering their life and walking in the path that Jesus set for them.  All that you do in this life is played in heaven. God sees all and he knows if you truly are his. 

There is nothing more important in this world than to belong to Christ. Everything else will perish and only that which is blessed by God will remain.   Why would you ever waste your time and your effort on living as a slave to sin?  If Christ is living in you, you have his power to overcome sin.  Those who choose to live as the world lives are simply remaining in bondage to Satan and his evil kingdom. If you are not serving God, you are serving the devil!  There is no middle ground.  

Evil and darkness fill this world but they do not have to fill you.  You can live in the light of Christ and let him help you overcome all of your problems and struggles.  You are never alone to work things out for Jesus will be with you in all things. Don’t sell your future to the enemy when Jesus paid the price to give you freedom.  Let Jesus work through you to do good.  Salvation comes from trusting completely in what Jesus did for you on the cross.  Everyone and everything else in the world will one day fail you.  Jesus  is the only one who loves you enough to die for you.  Trust him when you are afraid.  Let him work out your life.  He is more than able to give you all the help you need.

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