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Thought and Prayer for Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019 STORE UP FOR THE FUTURE

We have heard of people who store up things for future use. Some get bargains now and have an inventory of things they can use later on. Others store up non-perishables to have in case of an emergency. Still others stash away money so they will not be financially struggling in the future. Being prepared and storing up for the future is important; however, all these things are only temporary. What we should be storing up is eternal treasures that will last forever. Yes, that is where our focus should be.

SCRIPTURE:
Luke 12:33-34 “Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you store for the future.
2. List the things God tells you to do.
3. Remember storing for earthly things is only temporary.
4. Know storing treasures for Heaven is eternal.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, You bless us with so many great things and we are so grateful. We thank You for Your blessings and Your promises. We also thank You for Your word which guides us on how to live. Help us to remember what is most important to You and learn how we can store treasures for our eternal home. We know we don’t need a lot to live on this earth and we have plenty to give to others. Show us someone in need today who we can give to so we can begin storing our treasures in Heaven. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
To have treasures in Heaven, we are to give up all we have in this world as we serve God and help others.

Matthew 19:21 “Jesus told him, ‘If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’” (NLT)

What we store on this earth will not last. However, the rewards for doing the will of God and obeying Him will last for eternity.

Matthew 6:19-21 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” (NLT)

Doing the will of God and storing treasures in Heaven should be our life-long goal.

FOCUS:
1 Timothy 6:18-19 “Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.” (NLT)
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