Monday, July 2, 2007

Sirens

Something I read today in a Bible study by Angela Thomas:

Every time I decide it's time to store up treasure in heaven, I am making a conscious decision to sacrifice treasure on earth. Maybe it's the treasure of a clean house, or the treasure of leisure, or the treasure I deposit into the bank. There is always a trade off. I ask God to give me a righteous balance. I need a Holy Spirit siren to go off inside my heart when I have not attended to kingdom treasure.

Oh, this resonates with me. Something important to me is invariably sacrificed when I take time to sit down one-on-one with my kids, or help a friend when it's not terribly convenient... and as selfish as I am with my time, my spirit is not content unless I'm making spiritual deposits. Lord, please help me hear those Holy Spirit sirens...and help me to heed them!