Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm...
“Don’t keep hoarding for yourselves earthly treasures that can be stolen by thieves. Material wealth eventually rusts, decays, and loses its value. Instead, stockpile heavenly treasures for yourselves that cannot be stolen and will never rust, decay, or lose their value. For your heart will always pursue what you value as your treasure.
What do you treasure? What does your heart desire? What treasures do you seek? How do you define treasure? Where is your focus?
These are important questions when it comes to determining where our hearts will lead us. The verse in Colossians 6 is encouraging us all to focus on the treasures in heaven. What treasures might those be? First thing that comes to mind is love. God is love. All the love we have in our lives is a treasure from heaven and is a treasure in heaven. Joy, because true joy (I’m not talking about happiness which is entirely reliant on our emotions and our circumstance) comes from God and it’s what will carry us through the hard times, it’s what allows us to stay focused on God and still be able to worship and rejoice in Him no matter what is going on in our lives. That is a true gift from God, a treasure in the heavenly realms. Peace is often hard to find, so when you experience a moment of peace you have to hold onto it with all your might, because that is beyond anything the world can manufacture…peace of the soul, peace within our spirit is the peace which transcends all understanding. Something like that is a treasure that is so priceless, it can only come from God. These and so many other wonderful things that we get to experience in this life are those treasures that we need to seek, are those treasures that our souls longs for. We get to feel and get a sense of the amazingness of heaven while we’re still on earth, thanks to our great and glorious God who made a way through Jesus’ sacrifice and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
We can experience God...YOU can experience the presence of the creator of the universe right now, there is no greater treasure you can ever find. You know how to do that? Turn to Jesus. Set down your phone, turn off the television or the music and just stop and be with God. You don’t have to say anything if you don’t feel compelled to, just be with Him, just give Him your time. He will show you the treasures that He has brought into your life, the people, the plans, the talents and the experiences that He is so excited to go through with you. You don’t need to be some perfect person or some spiritual master or anything like that, because He loves you just as you are. He created you, and nobody knows you the way that He does. What a gift to be known so truly and deeply as He does! He created every cell in your body, He breathed life into you, He has dreamed of you forever. Just turn to Jesus. Experience God and let Him help you experience the treasures in heaven that you can store so deeply within yourself. Turn to Jesus.