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IS YOUR TIME YOUR TREASURE ?

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Walk Towards Easter Series.2.

“…… You lack only one thing.” He told him. ” Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come follow me.” At this the mans face fell, and he went sadly away because he had many possessions. Mark 10:21-22
Q. What does your heart treasure most of all , could you give something up that was important to you ?
I had to sit for a while before I began to write and ask myself the question……What have I had to give up, really give up, part with or go without in order to follow Jesus ? Honestly……..I was stumped! The conclusion I arrived at after much thought and silent debate with myself was NOTHING!
I’m not sure how I felt about that startling self revelation . Is it good or bad that I’ve not really had to sacrifice anything ?
Maybe I was focussing on the wrong thing. Material possessions come fairly easily in our society, we live in relative affluence our needs and for the vast majority of us….our wants, are more than catered to. But what about my time? Time is the precious commodity of the 21st Century. We are all short of it. There’s never enough time to do all the things we need, or think we need, to do. The catch phrase of today is ” I’m just too busy!” 
Could this be where we are placing our treasure, in our time and what we use it for?
Our time is spent chasing the dollars to facilitate our lifestyles, advancing our business profiles and profits, furthering our careers, building grand dwellings and enjoying luxurious holidays.
All these things in and of themselves are not wrong, but it’s the importance and priority we place upon them .
” Where ever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will be also.” Luke 12:34
We are given this assurance ,” He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.” Luke 12:31
So will you say yes when He asks you for your time, to place His purpose as your priority, or will you turn away saddened because time is your treasure and you are just too busy?
Lxx

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DOES YOUR FAITH HAVE FEET……And what shoes are you wearing ?

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Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says…
“Faith, by itself, if not accompanied by action, is dead.”
James 1:22-25, 2:17
Does your faith have feet and what kind of shoes are you wearing ?
Shoes……….. I love shoes. To be honest they are one of my weaknesses. I find it hard to pass up a good shoe bargain, because every girl knows you can’t have too many pairs of shoes , right ! Subsequently there are shoes for all occasions, style , colour, and practicality are taken into consideration when making a purchase and every so often comfort is forfeited simply for appearance.
Shoes are made to be worn. They don’t sit on a shelf as decor, they are not the topic of conversation only to be hidden away in their box in the closet, never seeing the light of day. They have a purpose and a specific function. What’s the point of having shoes if we don’t actually wear them ?
In reality we can be excessive, but we can never have too many pairs of shoes to put on our feet of faith.
God is very clear……Don’t just listen……Do !
Work Boots for the tough and gritty, runners for the long hauls, gumboots for mud and storms, hikers for arduous terrain, slippers to walk softly and gently, thongs when things get hot, sandals in times of comfort and heels to carry beauty.
We have been chosen …..” God’s instruments to do His work and speak out for Him… ” 1 Peter 2:9-10 ( MSG )
I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want to be deceived or living a dead faith ! We need to be prepared every day to slip into whatever type of shoe is needed to DO His work. 
Raid your closet and drag out those shoes you have tucked away. WEAR them, wear them until you cannot wear them anymore! There is no shortage of size or availability in Gods shoe store, and they are free, because He will always give us what we need to do His work. 
” How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring the good news of peace and salvation…..” Isaiah 52:7
Putting feet on our faith is not an option. God does not give us shoes just in case we may need them or feel like wearing them. He intends for us wear them out. Don’t be concerned if the fit doesn’t feel quite right, or is a little uncomfortable at first, they have to be worn in. God does not fit shoes incorrectly. He knows exactly what size we need, and what style is required.
It’s time to have beautiful feet !
Lxx