"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Mathew 6:19-21).
I've always referenced the scripture verse Mathew 6:19-21 for managing our income wisely. I thought more about this verse after a conversation I had with a fellow mommy friend. We both became stay at home mothers due to several choices. In the end, it boils down to relationships with our children. God loaned us our kids for just a short while, even though some days feel like eternity, from nursing, tantrums, and sleepless nights. Put these days into perspective, it becomes just a small moment in our short lives.
When Jesus tells us to store up treasures in heaven, He isn't just referencing finances, He is referring to the ministry He has called each of us. For mothers, it's the investment of the time, energy, discipline, and lessons we teach our babes. What could possibly be more valuable than pouring ourselves into God's kingdom through raising our kids?
Because my heart runs three different circles around me, I make every effort I can to teach my kids God's life lessons in the moment, in hopes that one day they will be movers and shakers for God. My dear little mama is where you'll find life's richest treasures.