Being complete in Christ is somewhat like having an unlimited checking account. The money is in the bank, but checks must be written to draw upon it. When Christians rely on their own resources, they act and look like bankrupt paupers when they should be drawing upon Christ for their strength.
Janie, 11, understands what this means when she says the Bible encourages Christians "to lay up treasures in heaven," and explains, "treasures are not gold and silver, but your heart and soul." Adam, 10, agrees: "I will take a loving heart" to heaven.
Think about this: The gold of this world is so much asphalt in heaven. Christians are assured of entrance into heaven because they have passed from spiritual death to life when they trusted Jesus Christ as their savior. But some will enter heaven empty-handed because they didn't make deposits into their heaven account. They preferred to follow their own plans instead of living God's way.
Memorize this truth: "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal" (Matthew 6:20).
Ask this question: Where is your treasure?
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