Treasures In Heaven

lay-up-treasures.jpgTodays post is about Matthew 6:19-21 which says; 

 

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. 

As I was reading these passages today I felt a spark of gratitude for what I have, which isn’t much of earthly value.  It made sense to me that treasures we value would be what we want to protect and our treasures must be things of value to us.  They must fall along the lines of what God would value in humans: to love and obey God, help humankind, and share the Word of God to those who would listen.

I realize there are the “good works” that produce assistance to those in need while on earth which are the fruits of the Spirit of God, so those are also what God would value and what we might want to store in heaven.  Supporting people when they need help is certainly good, I believe, in the eyes of God.

I can thank God today for a job, one that serves military members and their families, in a role that I think cannot conflict with supporting those people through counseling. 

I have the skills to do the basic counseling that might be needed if someone is really having a hard time, to provide the initial support they may need, then refer them on.  I can only say that I am blessed to do this job, and I lay up my treasures in heaven by supporting these people in their times of need while I can.

I’m not doing a counseling job, but my skills must include having a counseling degree and background.

God found the perfect job for my belief; that secular counseling cannot meet the mental health needs of man.

Psychology is an evolving field; almost anything goes.

You diagnose people using a man-made model of health, but it does not value Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  It does not talk about sin, and what the ramifications of sin are. 

How can one be truly healed when they still are living in sin?

My prayer, then, is to support people the best I can from where they are at, saying prayers for them – and letting Our Lord Jesus Christ, the only true healer – do the rest.