There are some things in life that we are very lackadaisical about, and there are other things that we will put our whole heart and soul into it. The things that we really care about we will receive all of our attention so that we would have the greatest opportunity for success. If someone likes to vacation, they will do all they can do to save to go on that vacation and make sure that they have a good time. However, if they are really not into it, they will plan it, but all the time try to figure out how to get out of going. As we serve The Lord, we should put our everything into serving Him and give Him our everything. As we are serving The Lord there will be when other things that will try to get our attention and cause us to lose focus on what really matters. The Scripture reminds us not to lay up for ourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust will corrupt them and where thieves break in and steal. I encourage you today to make sure your heart is in the right place and on the right things. Do not allow the temporary things of this world to take your focus off of the great and eternal things that The Lord has for your life. When your car, house, or even your job becomes more important than seeking The Lord then your focus is in the wrong place. If you focus on the tangible things you have in life, what will you do when they are gone or if someone takes them from you? Do not spend all of your time making sure you are earthly house is secure and then miss being heavenly secure. Set your heart on the eternal things The Lord has for your life, and do not worry about the things that come and go. I am thankful for every blessing The Lord gives me, and I know that He has great blessings in store for me, and my heart is set on the things He has for me that do not rust, corrupt, or anyone can steal from me. Since I am focusing on the eternal and not the temporary, I know for sure, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord allow my focus to be on the true treasure that is only found in you. Help me to tune my mind and heart to you. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY