Good morning, Lord Jesus. As I begin a new week, for me and my house, I seek to serve You, Lord. I seek to honor You and worship You, entrusting my life to You and loving You with all my heart and mind and soul and strength--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God.  ...

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:19-21).

Jesus, as I read Your words this morning it made me reflect: Do I treasure You, Lord? Do I truly treasure Your Word in my heart? (Psalm 119:11)  Do I put You first--first in my thoughts, first in my desires, first in my choices and with no other gods before You? (Exodus 20:3)  Do I seek first the kingdom of God and Your righteousness before seeking to build my own kingdom, my own popularity, and seek after all the trappings of the false treasures the kingdoms of this world have to offer? (Matthew 6:33)  ...

And in my silence You speak in my heart:  "My son, I AM your Treasure. It is true that at times I am not what you treasure most in the moment, but you are willing to let Me remind you of your true treasure--that your name is written in My book of life, that My Spirit lives in your heart, that you are My child, My disciple, and even My friend, living every day throughout all eternity in personal, passionate relationship with Me. And you remember that there are no greater treasures then these." 

Thank You Lord for Your patience with me. Thank you Lord for all Your mercy and grace for me, for Your unfailing, everlasting love for me. Help me treasure You more every day, beginning with today.  By the power of Your grace, may I faithfully "guard the good treasure entrusted to (me), with the help of the Holy Spirit living in (me)" (2 Timothy 1:14). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

My family,I pray you treasure the One who lives in you and knows you intimately as His child and disciple and friend.  I pray you spend time with Jesus in His Word and prayer so you can live today and every day throughout all eternity in a deeply personal, passionate relationship with Him, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friends! 

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Gary Liederbach- Lead Follower

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