As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Saturday, January 30, 2021

Where Are My Possessions?

 
I spent some time today caring for my possessions. 

Tidying them. Dusting them. Mopping. Vacuuming. Washing. 

As I vacuumed around the piano, I glanced up at the hymn calendar and read these words: 

On Jordan's stormy banks I stand 
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan's fair and happy Land
Where my possessions lie.




And as I read I was reminded of where my true possessions lie. 

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

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2


18 comments:

  1. Beautiful thoughts for a Saturday afternoon. Thank you, Cheryl.

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    1. I was happy for the reminder. Glad you came along . . .

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  2. Bound for the promised land, bound for the promised land. Hallelujah! What a wonderful thing to set our minds on. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Yes! A wonderful thing to set our minds on . . .

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  3. I'm going to share this hymn next Sunday for my Sunday Hymn.

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    1. It's a good old hymn . . . and one I had not thought of in a while.

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  4. As I read your calendar page I had to sing it. Too often I look at my earthly possessions and forget about those heavenly ones which will last forever. Thanks for this reminder.

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    1. I was grateful for the reminder too, Kathy! I think we all have the inclination to look at the immediate when we really should be focusing on the eternal. And, yet, the immediate really pales in comparison!

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  5. Thank you Cheryl. I had to stop and think.

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    1. I love to think of my friends singing along!

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  7. Singing it, too. Thank you for the reminder, Cheryl. :)

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  8. Yes, I'll be singing this for awhile also!

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    1. That's a good thing . . . love those lyrics!

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