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“Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center… to which we may continuously return. Eternity is at our hearts... calling us home unto Itself.”

Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion, 1941

Spend a few moments looking into your heart today and see: Christ’s Light is there, waiting for you.

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Listen

“Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights in giving you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Make for yourselves wallets that don’t wear out—a treasure in heaven that never runs out. No thief comes near there, and no moth destroys. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be too."

Luke 12:32-34

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Think

There are many things in life that are important — food, shelter, family, faith, friendships, health, personal fulfillment, and more. Even fun is an important part of life; without a little fun, we quickly grow tired of life.

Jesus knew that all these things have their place. And Jesus pursued many of them himself; I suspect that one reason Jesus went to a wedding party in Cana (John 2:1-11) was because he wanted to have a little fun!

But in today’s scripture, Jesus teaches us an important truth — sometimes, we have to put aside the many things that are important to focus on the one thing that is most important. Since we are receiving a kingdom, we must live like we are receiving a kingdom. Living faith knows what is most important, and living faith doesn’t have time to be distracted from its goal. Living faith knows where its treasure and its heart should be.

Andrew Garnett

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Pray

God, there are many good and important things in my life; but help me remember today what is most important. Help me remember where my treasure and my heart should be. Amen.

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Go

Go today with a faith that is alive to the presence and the possibilities of God.

Andrew Garnett

Andrew Garnett is the Minister for Serving Christ at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, hiking, visiting historical sites, and playing board games — and the more complicated the board game, the better!

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