“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” -Luke 12:34
I recently started a…umm “quest”, if you will, to the read the book of Luke (and all the gospels and all of the New Testament). At first I was reading a chapter a night but that only lasted three days and then school started again and I could only manage a few verses a night. Anyway, I found this verse last night or maybe the night before. I think this is something a lot of us struggle with. I know I do, I don’t know about you.
I think that’s part of the reason I only manage a few verses a night. I let things like school, facebook, this blog, sleep etc. become my treasure and that’s where my heart is. I’ll be honest sleep is definitely a treasure to me. A good night’s sleep is definitely where my heart is, unfortunately. Often times I don’t read my Bible because I’m tired. Maybe that’s why life feels crazy right now. Perry Noble, preacher of New Spring Church, said: “Until you give God control, you will be out of control.” This verse really stood out to me the first time I read it. I think this verse and that quote go together well. If our hearts aren’t with God than he isn’t our treasure (or he isn’t the top priority). How can we expect Him to fix our lives if we don’t make him number 1. Often times He helps us, even though He gets pushed to the back burner a lot. I find it hard to grasp, that we go against Him every day and yet He’s still merciful on us. That’s amazing and another topic that I could talk about all day. So, I think I’ll end with this:
I’m going to try to start putting him at the front of my day. The things that I normally make treasures, I’m going to do those in His name. Maybe that’s crazy, I challenge you to put Him as number one. I bet once you do this He’ll work out all the other junk.
I realize that this theology is probably pretty basic and the content might be really random, but I wrote it as it came to mind. This might have been more for me than anyone else…but I hope you might have gotten something out of this.
Oh and you’re probably wondering what does that title mean? Well, I think pirates are legit! I actually am a pirate! Pirates have treasure, if a pirate were to ask “where is your treasure?” it would probably sound like “Where be yer booty?”. So that’s why I titled it that.
Thanks for reading,