"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."

Monday, November 14, 2011

Where your treasure is…

“…there your heart will also be.” –Matthew 6:21

What do you spend your treasure on?  Do you spend it on video games (guilty!)? Do you spend it on vacations (double guilty!)? Do you spend it on over-the-top adorable clothes for your children (triple guilty!)? Do you spend it on highlights for your hair (phew, no… finally I can judge someone else!)?

No, seriously.  If  you sat down and counted out where your money went… Where would it all go? The bible tells us the things that we spend our money on, are the things nearest and dearest to our hearts.

But then ask yourself?  Beyond your basic necessities, how many of these things have eternal value?

It is really humbling to look over my own bank account and see that even as much as I think I am giving, still more is spent on fleeting pleasures (hmmm chocolate) or things things that I spent too much money on because I hate to shop around (clothes).

And then ask yourself, how precious is this child to the Father?

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How precious is he?  So fearfully and wonderfully made!  Right down to the magical extra chromosome that he carries in his DNA. He so loved.

THIS is where the Father’s heart is, and this is where mine should also be.

When I think about these precious orphans I think of them…

  • Suffering from terrible neglect,
  • Unloved, 
  • Sexually and physically abused, 
  • Destined to be bedridden their entire lives, 
  • Transferred from the orphanage to a mental institute at the tiny, tender ages of 4 or 5 or 6.
  • And most importantly, I think about how they will never, ever know the love of a Mother or Father on this side of heaven…

… and there are only two words that come to mind:

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35

We are the body of Christ.  This is our problem.

Now I know that this is asking a lot.  I know it.  But today… today, consider donating a full $35 to Kai’s fund.

You will not only help save the life of THIS child.

You will also get a really great ornament for you tree! (at this point the emotional blackmail ends)

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For donations of $35 and higher, Reece’s Rainbow will send you the beautiful ornament above. As a special favor to me – if you order one to hang on your tree, would you consider praying over that ornament every night?  Pray for little Kai, pray that the ransom would be raised to bring him home, and pray that his forever family would find him.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:19-20

Show the Father where your heart is!

And don’t forget, for a donation of ANY amount, even a $1, you can be entered to win an iPad 2!  Just click HERE for details.

Thank you thank you thank you.

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