Where Your Heart Is
Daily Devotional for February 23rd
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21
It has been said many times get your head in the game or concentrate on what you’re doing. There is a lot of talk about distractions and how our eyes can become refocused to a point where we lose focus on the more important things. It is as if something else gets our attention. But when it comes to things that drive our lives, it’s not the head that is engaged, it’s the heart.
Satan does not care what your attention is on, so long as it’s not on Jesus. The devil cares very little whether you deliberately bow down to him; only that you stray from Jesus. The focus here is the heart. Whatever you choose to love will be what controls your life. The Bible teaches we are not to love the world, neither the things that are in the world. The reason is simple; you will run to that thing you love.
The Bible specifically instructs us to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind. Many times we serve God because we know it is the right thing to do. However, we may have secretly given our heart over to something else. In the end our heart’s desires are manifest for the world to see.
Your intangible heart is a very powerful part of you. It is the place where your passions live. Your passions drive your life. It’s amazing that in the course of our lives, there may be many things we involve ourselves in, but very few things that we are passionate about. Your passion reveals where your heart is. The things you value the most speak well of where your heart is. As Jesus revealed, your treasure reveals your heart. Some people may not realize, but the abundance of time or money we spend on a thing is a manifest token of our heart’s passion.
Where is your heart? You may have served God faithfully in the past, but what is the present focus of your heart? Our commitment to the Lord in righteousness is all due to our love for God. We cannot be effective in our relationship or walk with the Lord unless our heart is engaged. Spend some time examining your heart by asking yourself where your treasure really is. If Jesus is not your greatest treasure, then your heart has drifted from where it needs to be.