Friday, 29 July 2011

Amazing Promise

Romans 10:9
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

It is so easy to find grace. But beyond that it is almost a way of life. It is something that we must do almost every moment. In this day take every moment to live it out that Jesus is Lord and that He is alive. 

Thursday, 28 July 2011

In God's image

Genesis 1:
27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Isn't is just amazing to know that God made you in His image and no matter what the world says, you are the image of a perfect God.
And God loves you so that He send Jesus to take away all you troubles and He did that in the hardest way possible. He died so that we can live.
So whatever it is that troubles you, give it to Jesus. He has already done so much, the little things will be no problem.
Romans 8
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Romans 9

16 So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.
  17 For the Scriptures say that God told Pharaoh, "I have appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you and to spread my fame throughout the earth."18 So you see, God chooses to show mercy to some, and he chooses to harden the hearts of others so they refuse to listen.
  19 Well then, you might say, "Why does God blame people for not responding? Haven't they simply done what he makes them do?"
  20 No, don't say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, "Why have you made me like this?"21 When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn't he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into?22 In the same way, even though God has the right to show his anger and his power, he is very patient with those on whom his anger falls, who are destined for destruction.23 He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory

Romans 8

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Follow Jesus

Matthew 4
18 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.19 Jesus called out to them,
"Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!"20 And they left their nets at once and followed him.
  21 A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too.22 They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.

Everyday Jesus calls us to follow Him, and we can choose to do this and add on all our burdens. But we can also choose to ask Him to wait and continue with our lives trying to control it ourselves. This is not the way, Jesus is the way. He is the answer to any problem you can face at any given. Sometimes being quiet and just spending quality time in prayer with Jesus will have a healing effect on your life. It is important that we follow Jesus as freely as the disciples did, giving Him our life's and our hearts.
Follow Jesus today as He calls on you, and let Him guide you through this day. Let His glory be the outcome of each moment and each situation.
This will be your best day ever.

To God be all the glory.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength,
  always ready to help in times of trouble.
2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come
  and the mountains crumble into the sea.
3 Let the oceans roar and foam.
  Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!    Interlude

4 A river brings joy to the city of our God,
  the sacred home of the Most High.
5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed.
  From the very break of day, God will protect it.
6 The nations are in chaos,
  and their kingdoms crumble!
God's voice thunders,
  and the earth melts!
7 The LORD of Heaven's Armies is here among us;
  the God of Israel is our fortress.    Interlude

8 Come, see the glorious works of the LORD:
  See how he brings destruction upon the world.
9 He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
  He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
  he burns the shields with fire.

10 "Be still, and know that I am God!
  I will be honored by every nation.
  I will be honored throughout the world."

11 The LORD of Heaven's Armies is here among us;
  the God of Israel is our fortress.    Interlude

Monday, 25 July 2011

God has a positive answer

You say:  'It's impossible'  
God says:   All things are possible  
(Luke 18:27)  
You say:  'I'm too tired'  
God says:  I will give you rest  
(Matthew 11:28-30)  
You say:  'Nobody really loves me'  
God says:  I love you  
(John 3:1   6 & John 3:34 )  
You say:  'I can't go on'  
God says:  My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)  
You say:  'I can't figure things out'  
God says:  I will direct your steps  
(Proverbs 3:5-   6)  
You say:  'I can't do it'  
God says:  You can do all things  
( Philippians 4:13)  
You say:  'I'm not able'  
God says:  I am able  
(II Corinthians 9:8)  
You say: 'It's not worth it'
God says:  It will be worth it  
(Roman 8:28 )  
You say:  'I can't forgive myself'  
God says:  I Forgive you  
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)  
You say:  'I can't manage'  
God says:  I will supply all your needs  
( Philippians 4:19)  
You say:  'I'm afraid'  
God says:  I have not given you a spirit of fear  
(II Timothy 1:7)  
You say:  'I'm always worried and frustrated'  
God says:  Cast all your cares on ME  
(I Peter 5:7)  
You say:  'I'm not smart enough'  
God says:  I give you wisdom  
(I Corinthians 1:30)  
You say:  'I feel all alone'  
God says:  I will never leave you or forsake you  
(Hebrews 13:5)  

Monday 25 July 2011

A star over Bethlehem
Matthew 2
1 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking,2 "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him."

9 After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was.10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
  12 When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod.

Jesus, the son of God was born in Bethlehem. God send a star to mark this event and three wise men studied and followed this star. They arrived in Judea looking for the King of the Jews. After their interview with Herod they followed the start to Bethlehem where the found Jesus in a stable. The savior of mankind, the creator of heaven born in a manger.  
When the wise men saw Jesus, they bowed and worshiped Him and gave Him gifts.
Are you going to bow down and worship Jesus today and bring Him gifts? 
You don't need to go to fancy and important placed to find Jesus, you don't need to be perfect and wise. He is in you, His spirit lives in you. Let your life
today be your gift to Him.
Let His name be glorified through you in this day and week.

To God be all the glory.

Friday, 22 July 2011


I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Bob, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

'And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said,
'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'


Remember...Just going to church doesn't make you a
Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.

Every saint has a PAST...
Every sinner has a FUTURE!

Now it's your turn... Share this poem.

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil...

It has no point!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Wednesday 20 July 2011

What is the matrix?

"It is the world that is being pulled over your eyes Neo". - Morpheus
Lets start at the beginning:
(Exo 20:11)  In six days I, the LORD, made the earth, the sky, the seas, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested. That is why I, the LORD, blessed the Sabbath and made it holy.

(Gen 1:1)  In the beginning, when God created the universe,
(Psalm 33:6-7) The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word and all the stars were born. He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.

God created the heavens and the earth. He created a perfect world, but Satan came and created a matrix for you in this world. The matrix is the material world that Satan pulls over the eyes of the world. He has not only one way but many that lets us slip from our path:

(Gal 5:19)  What human nature does is quite plain. It shows itself in immoral, filthy, and indecent actions;
(Gal 5:20)  in worship of idols and witchcraft. People become enemies and they fight; they become jealous, angry, and ambitious. They separate into parties and groups;
(Gal 5:21)  they are envious, get drunk, have orgies, and do other things like these. I warn you now as I have before: those who do these things will not possess the Kingdom of God.
God gave the commandments to help people to see the matrix, but is was clear that it is impossible for humans to live by the law. To be perfect...

(Joh 3:16)  For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.
God send Jesus to save us, to free us from this burden.
(Rom 6:8)  Since we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
(Rom 6:9)  For we know that Christ has been raised from death and will never die again---death will no longer rule over him.(Rom 6:10)  And so, because he died, sin has no power over him; and now he lives his life in fellowship with God.Rom 6:11)  In the same way you are to think of yourselves as dead, so far as sin is concerned, but living in fellowship with God through Christ Jesus.(Rom 6:12)  Sin must no longer rule in your mortal bodies, so that you obey the desires of your natural self.(Rom 6:13)  Nor must you surrender any part of yourselves to sin to be used for wicked purposes. Instead, give yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life, and surrender your whole being to him to be used for righteous purposes.(Rom 6:14)  Sin must not be your master; for you do not live under law but under God's grace.
(Gal 5:24)  And those who belong to Christ Jesus have put to death their human nature with all its passions and desires.

Now, it is your choice how you live your life. And yes all choices have rewards. In the movie "The Matrix" Neo is pulled out of the matrix to the real world. He had two choices, take red or the blue pill. One would keep him in his current state living in the matrix, the other would wake him in the real world.
Like him you are constantly faced with two choices, the one will let you be part of this world and the other is to follow what the Holy Spirit says.
Just like Neo, your real world will be one of conflict and war. You see, Satan does not want you to wake up, he likes it when you are stuck in the matrix. He then controls you and sets your path.
When you are woken from this unreal world, he will try everything in his power to bring you down.
(Eph 6:12)  For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age.

(2Co 12:10)  I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
(Eph 6:13)  So put on God's armor now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy's attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground.
(Eph 6:14)  So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate,(Eph 6:15)  and as your shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of peace.(Eph 6:16)  At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One.(Eph 6:17)  And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you.(Eph 6:18)  Do all this in prayer, asking for God's help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God's people.

So to conclude, we live by faith and not by sight. Trust God to guide you in your journey on this planet. This is only a temporary dwelling, for only a short time we will suffer so that we can have an eternity with God.
(Rev 21:1)  Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth disappeared, and the sea vanished.
(Rev 21:2)  And I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared and ready, like a bride dressed to meet her husband.
(Rev 21:4)  He will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more grief or crying or pain. The old things have disappeared."
(Rev 21:5)  Then the one who sits on the throne said, "And now I make all things new!" He also said to me, "Write this, because these words are true and can be trusted."
(Rev 21:3)  I heard a loud voice speaking from the throne: "Now God's home is with people! He will live with them, and they shall be his people. God himself will be with them, and he will be their God.
(Rev 21:6)  And he said, "It is done! I am the first and the last, the beginning and the end. To anyone who is thirsty I will give the right to drink from the spring of the water of life without paying for it.
(Rev 21:7)  Those who win the victory will receive this from me: I will be their God, and they will be my children.

To God be all the glory.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Monday 18 July 2011


Luke 21
1 While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box.2 Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins.
  3 "I tell you the truth," Jesus said, "this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them.4 For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has."

Giving is sometimes such a ridiculous thing. When looking at where our money comes form most would say it is from hard work. But working altogether is a gift from God. You see we drive to work with arms and legs given to us by God. We have the ability and talents to do our work as again a gift from God. The money we receive every month is God's money, yet we choose to give God only a little of the abundance He gave us.
We living in a temporary world, we came into this world with nothing and we will leave this world with nothing.
What lies beyond this temporary dwelling is what we must focus on. It is where we will go when we die.
What are you going to say to God when you stand before Him today?

Don't let the opportunity to give God's love to another slip by you today.

To God be all the glory, now and forever.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Wednesday 13 July 2011

A Light in darkness

Luke 19
1 Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town.2 There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich.3 He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd.4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way.
5 When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name."Zacchaeus!" he said. "Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today."
6 Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.7 But the people were displeased. "He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner," they grumbled.
8 Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, "I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!"
9 Jesus responded, "Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost."

Zacchaeus is an example to all of us. He gave half of his riches to the poor and repaid all those he wronged. Jesus came to this world to save the lost, are we trying to save the lost or is it to much to ask. Jesus did not say we spread the gospel but if it is to much to do then you do not have to. It is our responsibility to lead the lost to Jesus. Let people see Jesus in you so that they will hunger to be able to have that to. Let us talk more about Jesus, because if He is in your heart and you truly love him, you will not be able to keep it to yourself.

Lord let us show you to the lost.

You are all that i am. 

Monday, 11 July 2011

Monday 11 July 2011

Trust and Faith

Luke 12
27 "Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.28 And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
  29 "And don't be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don't worry about such things.30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs.31 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.
  32 "So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
  33 "Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.34 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

I am taking us back to this passage, because I believe that God has more He wants to share with us here. In our lives today we have been fooled in thinking that we must take care of ourselves and that we are measured by our possessions. We believe that success is how much we own and how much money we have. We think that we must gather a lot so that we can end and live of the many treasures we have collected in our lives.
In a search and struggle to complete this desire to be able to retire wealthy we live empty lives. We are in direct conflict with actually being a child of God, a Christian.
Jesus clearly says here that God knows your needs and that He will fulfill your needs for His glory. We are missing the point, we are not in control of our lives. God knew you and had your life planned before you were born. He will take care of you, and He will be glorified in your life.
We are here for His glory, and to spread His gospel. There are so many in need, and yet we would rather keep our treasures for ourselves.
God gives to us so that we can give to other. This is a privilege and a blessing.
For today, we must understand that God provides in our needs and that we must have faith. 
Today I want to seek the kingdom of God.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


I envy Kevin. My brother, Kevin, thinks God lives under his bed. At
least that's what I heard him say one night.

He was praying out loud in his dark bedroom, and I stopped to listen,
'Are you there, God?' he said. 'Where are you? Oh, I see. Under the

I giggled softly and tiptoed off to my own room. Kevin's unique
perspectives are often a source of amusement. But that night something
else lingered long after the humor. I realized for the first time the
very different world Kevin lives in.

He was born 30 years ago, mentally disabled as a result of
difficulties during labor. Apart from his size (he's 6-foot-2), there
are few ways in which he is an adult.

He reasons and communicates with the capabilities of a 7-year-old, and
he always will. He will probably always believe that God lives under his
bed, that Santa Claus is the one who fills the space under our tree
every Christmas and that airplanes stay up in the sky because angels
carry them.

I remember wondering if Kevin realizes he is different. Is he ever
dissatisfied with his monotonous life?

Up before dawn each day, off to work at a workshop for the disabled,
home to walk our cocker spaniel, return to eat his favorite
macaroni-and-cheese for dinner, and later to bed.

The only variation in the entire scheme is laundry, when he hovers
excitedly over the washing machine like a mother with her newborn child.
He does not seem dissatisfied.

He lopes out to the bus every morning at 7:05, eager for a day of
simple work.

He wrings his hands excitedly while the water boils on the stove
before dinner, and he stays up late twice a week to gather our dirty
laundry for his next day's laundry chores.

And Saturdays - oh, the bliss of Saturdays! That's the day my Dad
takes Kevin to the airport to have a soft drink, watch the planes land,
and speculate loudly on the destination of each passenger inside. 'That
one's goin' to Chi-car-go! ' Kevin shouts as he claps his hands.

His anticipation is so great he can hardly sleep on Friday nights.

And so goes his world of daily rituals and weekend field trips.

He doesn't know what it means to be discontent.
His life is simple.

He will never know the entanglements of wealth or power, and he does
not care what brand of clothing he wears or what kind of food he eats.
His needs have always been met, and he never worries that one day they
may not be.

His hands are diligent. Kevin is never so happy as when he is working.
When he unloads the dishwasher or vacuums the carpet, his heart is
completely in it.

He does not shrink from a job when it is begun, and he does not leave
a job until it is finished. But when his tasks are done, Kevin knows how
to relax.

He is not obsessed with his work or the work of others. His heart is

He still believes everyone tells the truth, promises must be kept, and
when you are wrong, you apologize instead of argue.

Free from pride and unconcerned with appearances, Kevin is not afraid
to cry when he is hurt, angry or sorry. He is always transparent, always
sincere. And he trusts God.

Not confined by intellectual reasoning, when he comes to Christ, he
comes as a child. Kevin seems to know God - to really be friends with
Him in a way that is difficult for an 'educated' person to grasp. God
seems like his closest companion.

In my moments of doubt and frustrations with my Christianity, I envy
the security Kevin has in his simple faith.

It is then that I am most willing to admit that he has some divine
knowledge that rises above my mortal questions.

It is then I realize that perhaps he is not the one with the handicap.
I am. My obligations, my fear, my pride, my circumstances - they all
become disabilities when I do not trust them to God's care.

Who knows if Kevin comprehends things I can never learn? After all, he
has spent his whole life in that kind of innocence, praying after dark
and soaking up the goodness and love of God.

And one day, when the mysteries of heaven are opened, and we are all
amazed at how close God really is to our hearts, Ill realize
that God heard the simple prayers of a boy who believed that God lived
under his bed.

Kevin won’t be surprised at all!

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Ecclesiastes 12:13
Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone's duty.14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.
Deuteronomy 16:17
All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the LORD your God.
Malachi 3:10
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies, "I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
2 Corinthians 9:7-15
7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. "For God loves a person who gives cheerfully."8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.9 As the Scriptures say,

"They share freely and give generously to the poor.
  Their good deeds will be remembered forever."

10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.
  11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.12 So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.
  13 As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.14 And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you.15 Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!

When we give, we glorify God. God calls us to give to those in need.
Let the Holy Spirit guide you in giving to others and in that giving God's blessing through so that every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is the Lord.

To God be all the glory forever and ever.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Monday 3 July 2011

Are you a rich fool?
13 Then someone called from the crowd, "Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father's estate with me."
  14 Jesus replied, "Friend, who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that?"15 Then he said, "Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own."
  16 Then he told them a story: "A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops.17 He said to himself, 'What should I do? I don't have room for all my crops.'18 Then he said, 'I know! I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I'll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods.19 And I'll sit back and say to myself, "My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!"'
  20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?'
  21 "Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God."

22 Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, "That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear.23 For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing.24 Look at the ravens. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! 25 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?26 And if worry can't accomplish a little thing like that, what's the use of worrying over bigger things?
  27 "Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.28 And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
  29 "And don't be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don't worry about such things.30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs.31 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.
  32 "So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
  33 "Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.34 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be

The part that we must really take to heart here is: "Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be". 
What we consistently forget is that this world is only a temporary home, our real home is with Jesus. Our home is heaven. That is where your heart must be. 
We have been so foolishly living an illusion that this world has placed over our eyes, we are controlled by worldly desires and needs.
Stop thinking about yourself, stop trying to live only for your needs. Jesus made it so clear that we must care and help others. 
Let us spread His glory by helping other to meet the creator and give their lives to Jesus, He is the only way.
Let us focus on where we are going and not where we are.

To God be all the glory. He who was and is and is to come.