As we approach this Easter weekend, we continue our devotions from the book “Time With God for Fathers” by Jack Countryman.
Today we’re sharing the importance of making sure that, as leaders and heads of our household, that we show and demonstrate our faith in our heavenly father. How we do this will set the stage for our families. It also sets the spiritual climate of our home.
The goal for the Christian leader is not to sin less, reform our manners or just do better than we used to…the goal is a TOTAL transformation into the likeness of Jesus. That seems like an impossible goal, but it’s what God desires…and He wants to help us get there.
God truly wants us to be more like His Son every day. We should work to resemble Christ! Here’s encouragement from Galatians 6: 9-10.
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
One of the ways we show our faith is by where we place our treasure.
Treasure is a word most people relate to money, power, and possessions; and the achievements attained in the business world. But let us consider another aspect of treasure.
What do you think about during the day?
What gets your heart beating fastest and loudest?
What do you think you could not live without?
Whatever it is, that is your treasure…and nothing but God is worth it. Too many times we try and serve two masters: God and works; or God and the bank account, but Jesus said it’s impossible to serve two masters! When you store up your treasures in heaven, your heart will follow. Here’s Matthew 6:19-21:
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd