In today’s world, it’s hard sometimes to find things to fill your heart and soul. A lot of times we try to fill that void with things. New house, new car, new outfit. Yet, we still feel empty, as though we are missing something important and no matter how many things you buy, you can’t seem to fill it up.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3: 1517 (ESV)
Are your actions reflecting God’s love and character?
In your community?
In your workplace?
What changes can you make in these areas of your life to reflect the character of Jesus?
Taking little steps everyday to let Jesus into your heart will slowly but surely fill those spaces that are empty. With every good deed, kind gesture or small compliment to give to another person, you are filling up! With every sacrifice you make to better someone else’s life, another space is filled. With every donation of time to a charity that you make, your heart is fuller.
And it is safe to say that a heart filled with gratitude is a happy heart indeed. Along with love, it carries the highest vibration of any emotion we can feel. It simply FEELS GOOD! Gratitude fills the heart with warmth and, literally, good vibes.
Of course, we might be grateful for big things, like our friends and family, our pets, or our home. But there are lots of little things that God gives us to feel grateful for, too! A warm cup of coffee, a parking spot in the shade, a beautiful sunrise, an unexpected “love you mom” from your teenager. Don’t forget the little things, because they are sprinkled throughout our day, and taking moments to relish in them is what God gave them to you for.
“He FILLS my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”
Treasure seeking involves the true eternal treasure that can only be found through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Too often we are short sighted and seek only earthly treasures that provide temporary gratification rather than laying up our treasures in Heaven that will never disappoint us, rust, break, or be stolen.
Tip: to make treasure coins to decorate your art journaling page, place double sided adhesive on a small piece of paper, apply foil to it and then use a circle punch to create a shiny treasure coin!