What Matters Most?

What Matters Most?

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There was a retired pastor at the church I served at in Texas who continued to be active in ministry until nearly 90 years of age. He would make calls on people who were sick or hadn’t been to church in a while. A team of people would drive him around because he couldn’t drive himself, but he just wouldn’t give up doing it.

Pastor Horn loved Jesus—it was the most important thing in life to him. He desperately wanted others to know Jesus, and so he delighted in sharing Jesus with them. He spent most of his life walking with Jesus and inviting others into a walk with Him as well.

I remember having a conversation with him once about priorities. He told me he liked to show people what was important to them by inviting them to share their checkbook register with him. He believed that he could look at the checkbook and tell you what was important to you. Where you spent your money revealed what mattered most to you. Jesus provided a similar example:

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:44-46

What matters most to you? Where are you spending the majority of your time, money, or energy? Too often, we pursue our own desires. We disregard or ignore God’s plans and implement our own instead.

Today, God invites us to seek what matters most—Him. Are you prepared to invest everything of worth in your life for the One who is worth everything?

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