The Christian Public Servant – “where the real treasure is found”

March 23, 2017 – Thursday

Reading
Proverbs 3:5 [NASB] Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.

Matthew 6:21 [NASB] for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Reflection
Well, it’s 7:00 am, and I haven’t yet received The Christian Public Servant devotional in my inbox. I always read this treasure as I get ready for work. But, I guess, not today. What am I going to do? Ahhh, here it comes. Thank You, Lord!

And then it dawned on me. I’ve become dependent on another earthly thing. That’s OK, I guess, especially since it is a devotional – something directing me to God. (I mean, it could be something bad that attracts me.) But do I depend as much directly on our loving God? If I ranked everything and item that I treasure in my life, where would He be on that list. At the top? Or someplace else?

So, am I really dependent on an email devotional to get me through the workday? Or, am I dependent on my Lord?

I think you know my answer. But if I don’t explicitly focus on Him, my heart can get lost. I start taking God for granted. I forget where the real treasure is found. Devotionals help, sure, but even that is not what I need. I need to lean less on things of this world and focus more on the Lord – Himself – directly. I need to trust Him with all my heart – regardless if an email devotional arrives early or late.

So, where does God rank in your priorities this morning? With apologies to all the devotionals out there, do not forget where the real treasure is found. As you get ready for work, as you travel to work, and as you work at work – trust in God with all your heart because only with Him will you find your heart.

Yes, today at work, do not forget where the real treasure is found. And then have a tremendously treasured day!

Prayer
Lord, may I strive to keep You first and foremost in my daily work life. May I honor You generously through the many blessings I receive from You. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Alan Cox
Neighborhood Development Specialist
Housing Division
City of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio USA

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