Have you ever thought what it was like for Jesus? After all, He was an only child. I myself had to share a bedroom with two older brothers for a while and with one for a longer while. I was probably the bigger pain as the younger child. I remember us drawing imaginary lines signifying “don’t cross this.” My parents settled the arguments with “this is good for you.” Jesus must have been spoiled rotten before His father sent Him to share with us. I don’t know if it was good for Him.97 I assume it was but I know it has been good for me. How about you?
In Matthew Chapter 6, Jesus is still giving His Interns, you and I, instructions on what it means to be in training. He begins to shift the focus to this issue of sharing. He speaks of giving to the poor, prayer, fasting again, and putting our treasure in heaven. The common thread is this learning to share with others and God. This is good for us. Jesus says these activities will change your backward thinking and mend your broken heart. Verse 21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Put your investments where you want your heart to follow.
Who you are around impacts your heart
As a dad, I learned this another way. When I saw one of my boys begin to struggle with what was happening in his world, I would spend more time with that child. I learned that I had to put myself around them a lot at times and their heart would come to me and my heart was firmly in God’s hands. I believe that is why Jesus came into this world. He knew we would get God’s heart from Him. Invest time and money in God’s kingdom and your heart will follow. Invest time in your family and they will come closer to God with you. That is what an #internshipwithjesus is all about. Remember what Jesus says at the end of this chapter – don’t worry.
PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for my selfish ways. I don’t want to be lonely. I want to invest in Your kingdom. I want my heart to be after You. Forgive me for not spending more time with the people I need to spend time with and help me to adjust. I can see what to trust You for now. Amen.