Investing in Paradise

Seeking the will of God is letting go of worldly values and laying up treasures of love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, kindness, gentleness and self-control.

Matthew 6:21
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Jesus taught a parable about a man who found a treasure in a field. He was so excited about the prospects of acquiring this treasure that he immediately returned home and set about selling all his possessions to be in a position to buy the field where the treasure lay. He might have owned a great many possessions, perhaps a house, several donkeys or sheep. I could imagine his sense of loss when he sold his beloved faithful horse. But the treasure he found was great, far greater than anything he owned. This treasure was greater than his attachment to material goods. This treasure was precious, worth letting go of his home and valuables to acquire. This man was sold-out for a treasure of great worth.

Jesus likened the kingdom of God to a treasure of great worth, worth every iota of our lives. Like the man in this story, to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness we need to be sold out for Jesus. The kingdom of God is not a physical tangible commodity, it’s a domain of glory, goodness, peace and purpose. The kingdom of God is like an eternal bank account, filled with the abundant blessings and provision of the glory of the riches of God in Christ Jesus. It’s a bank account in which you if you are sold-out for Christ, can invest. Jesus said, “store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

God-tracking is all about seeking the will of God. Seeking the will of God is seeking the kingdom principles of God. Seeking the will of God is letting go of worldly values and laying up treasures of love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, kindness, gentleness and self-control. Seeking the will of God is being a sold-out believer who invests in heaven.

God-tracking is investing in paradise

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I want to be sold out for Jesus. Help me Lord, to lay up treasures in heaven.

“Dear God, I’m sorry for being so consumed with this world. I have treated my material life far too intensely. Forgive me, O Lord. I choose now to lay down my worldly life to be consumed with things of your kingdom. I choose to let go of everything I hold dear to seek first your kingdom and your righteousness. I know, my Lord, that your word promises that if I do this, then all I will ever need for life and living will be given to me as well. I want to be sold out for Jesus. Help me Lord, to lay up treasures in heaven. To your glory. Amen.”

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What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional, written by Dudley Anderson, based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.

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Dudley Anderson

Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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