Jesus instructed His disciples to, “Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust does not corrupt nor thieves breakthrough and steal.” For years I have contemplated this word by Jesus, but I never fully understood how you could gain a mansion filled with treasures in heaven.
As I have been learning to pray and obey the voice of God, one day (about a month ago) it suddenly came to me: “The treasures in Heaven are actions done here on earth.” This word was confirmed when I heard stories of people who’d had visions and traveled to Heaven. Also, I read about a true event about young Joshua, an autistic boy who had been taken to Heaven in his sleep.
“In heaven, Jesus and the angels remember everything,” young Joshua typed on his iPad computer, “even the favorite shoes you wore as a young person.” When my family and I heard about his story, the Lord whispered to me, “The moment you obey my voice, even if it is something as simple as buying a pair of shoes, it is remembered in Heaven forever.”
As I have been praying and contemplating how precious obedience is, I have also begun to understand the deeper reasons why God does not want us to share things publicly about everything we pray for. There is a heavenly dynamic of tension that occurs between you and the heavenly host, as they witness what you have done in your obedience. If you do not share it publicly to try to get credit, this dynamic causes pressure in heaven to reward you openly.
We all are well aware of the instruction to keep your giving to others secret, so that your “right hand does not know what your left hand is doing.” This whole dynamic of doing good in secret is so important, because it relates to your obedience to God’s daily instructions. Let me make a note here: prayer is the important activity. Hearing God’s voice regarding doing good actions for others is a whole lot better than your own idea of doing good actions to others. When you bless another person with a God action, it literally creates that magical moment that is going to last forever in eternity.