Although I had heard this Scripture quoted all my life, and was repeatedly reminded of it by my mother, I never fully understood what Matthew 6:19-21 meant: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
What my question had always been was, how does one lay up treasures in Heaven? I became familiar with all the classic answers, but something did not ring completely true with them… I knew collecting things and “stuff,” was not an end in itself ~ though there was definite joy in the possession of things that have been paid in full and thus completely owned. But something still seemed to be lacking when it came to treasures in Heaven.
During the last few weeks, the Lord revealed the simple answer to this apparently complex question. I was watching the recent Disney movie, Beauty And The Beast, when Belle walked to her father singing the song, “How can you make a moment last forever?” I bought the movie soundtrack and listened intently to the song again. Then it hit me. “When I obey God in what He whispers for me to do,” I thought, “that obedience creates a moment that lasts forever ~ that I will even be reminded of up in Heaven someday.”
Now I understand what Jesus meant about treasures in Heaven. A moment of obedience creates a treasure that is remembered in Heaven forever. Our daily obedience is so important. Every day you have moments where you can be perfectly obedient to God and create a moment that lasts forever. I pray that each one of you reading this blog will listen to the Lord in the morning and do what He whispers to you. Store up those treasures for yourselves in Heaven! Create those moments which will last forever!!