Monday, November 2, 2015

My Treasure

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
( Matthew 6:21)

In Christ Jesus we work no longer for life, but from life. Our
high endeavor is not to shape our life in the flesh into
conformity to an ideal life that is set before Him. It is rather
to reduce our life now hid in Christ to an actual life within.
The summons of the Gospel is not that we behold what is
impossible for us in Christ, and reach forth to it; but rather,
that we behold what is accomplished for us in Christ, 
appropriate it and live in it.

Risen with Christ, the first fruits of our spirits already 
carried up with Him into glory, our life hid with Him in God,
how shall not our heart be where our treasure is!? How shall
not our love be ever kindling and burning upwards, purging
itself of all earthly dress, till it is wholly intent on Him?
Why hang the damps and corruptions of the grave about us
still, our sinful affections, and all these clinging habits from
which our Lord has ransomed us! It is ours even now to walk 
with Him in white, and to be ever breathing with Him the 
freshness of  the morning of the resurrection and endless life." 
AJ Gordon

"Before my conversion I worked toward the Cross, but 
since then I have worked from the Cross. Then I worked 
to be saved, now I work because I am saved." 
Dwight L Moody

Reader, The words above are old fashioned and may be hard
to grasp. However, the very first sentence says it all,

"In Christ Jesus we work no longer for life, but from life."

Dearest reader, does not your heart sing for joy when your
heart is where your treasure is, the treasure that is Jesus?

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