Immersion Worship Blog : 09.14.06

MATTHEW.6:19-34
What “earthly” treasure do you need to stop “storing up?”

What “kingdom” treasure might God be wanting to give you?

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Simply read the questions
2. Press the "Comments" link below this post
3. Write and respond as the Spirit leads you
4. When you are done writing, press "post" and you're done (you can either leave a name to post by or you can remain anonymous - the choice is yours.)

36 Comments:

  1. Anonymous said...
    I hold on to my money and gadjets here.

    I feel that God is going to begin to pour out the ability to lead my fellow students in my school.
    Anonymous said...
    God
    I know that you have given me passions for my career and skills that you don't want me to put to waste, but I also know that my desire for a career, a successful career, a promising career, can easily consume me and become the focus of my life. So right now, when I have a job that isn't as satisfying as I would like it to be, help me not be discouraged but help me trust in your purpose and your perfect plan for my life. And during this time show me other areas of my life that you are blessing while I'm busy worrying about work.
    Anonymous said...
    Thank you for the confirmation that I am doing exactly what I need to be doing right now. I sense your perfect peace even though I have no idea where I will be living inside or outside of Des Moines in three weeks.

    I have no idea where income will come.

    I have no idea where you will provide new relationships as old ones die.

    But I know you.

    I know you are in control.

    And I know I am your beloved.

    I look forward to praising you for your lavish grace and mercy!!!
    Anonymous said...
    The need for a romantic relationship. I have seen it happen for everyone around me and I feel hurt that it hasn't happened for me yet. There are times when it distracts from all other things around me.
    Anonymous said...
    I hold on to my pride. I like attention and look for a chance to get it. I like the spotlight and it interferes with ministery for God

    He wants me to use the gifts that He gave me, but not to idolize them. He wants me to love others and hold no other motives but to spread His word.

    He wants me to Love...
    To Love...
    Love.
    Anonymous said...
    I have served in this temptious life money and all it's empty promises. It has left me alone and broken. Jesus our Lord has called me as a Son and that I am a chosen one in his Kingdom. Blesssed be the Lord God Almighty who forgives us and loves us despite our failings.
    Anonymous said...
    I believe that god would want me to get rid of hopes and dreams for past treasures.


    God wants me to realise that I need to be thee beleiver I can and help spread the word of god the best I can. Bring people the church. Help them with finding out what it really means to be a cristian and show them that they can have some fullfillment in their lives.
    Anonymous said...
    I feel that God has given me the ability to love others, and care for them with deep passion. I feel for those around me, the good and the bad. I also have the need to help those around me.
    Anonymous said...
    My idols include my boyfriend and also the approval of others. I know God has much more planned for me. He wants to give me confidence in who He is and also who He made me to be.
    Anonymous said...
    amtrak and passenger trains. dogs.job. anger
    Anonymous said...
    I would things will try to keep me down because people say that girlfriend is the best thing. Me though have to just look.

    I think anything that God wants me to do I will and that is mission to the world.
    Anonymous said...
    --Earlier this week in my myspace blog I wrote about how for the most part, besides normal stress from school and work, that my life is almost too easy. It's an unsettling realization.

    God, just give me the strength to do what's best for me, even if it means getting uncomfortable with my life. Love you.
    Anonymous said...
    I seem to live only for money. Always wondering how to get more, and never realizing the it may end up being the route of all of my problems anyway.
    Anonymous said...
    I am storing up trying to achieve more success and money. It is honestly what drives me to get up in the morning. I try and be a good Christian and look to God to give me answers as to what job i should take next, and how I can achieve more success and wealth than the next person.

    I feel God is trying to pour out His love to me, and give that to me.
    Anonymous said...
    I hold onto the idea of my future husband.
    Anonymous said...
    i put to much emphasis on achieving power, fame, glory.


    simply put, God has exactly that waiting for me in heaven....power, fame, and glory.

    amen
    Anonymous said...
    I hold onto relationships...tightly.

    God is going to teach me how to hold onto him tightly above the relationships. Focus on Him above everyone else.
    Anonymous said...
    my earthly treasure that I depend on is my dog for my only happiness that I survive on. He gives me the only reason for my living being.

    Each day my christian faith grows stronger. He opens my eyes to the love that people can offer. He has also giving me the ability to love another human being
    Anonymous said...
    I pray that I can stop storing up the attention of my friends and loved ones for affirmation of my self worth and learn to trust that my value comes from knowing God, and nothing more.
    Anonymous said...
    Lord,
    I know that I desire so much to be married. And this desire sometimes can consume me. I don't want to wait for a husband until I feel complete and secure. I want to be complete in you and find my security in the God of the Universe. Forgive me when I am always looking for the next thing in my life to come along to finally be "happy." May a deeper joy be present in my life and may my identity be in who YOU say I am.

    I know right now the "kingdom" treasure you want to give me is faith, trust, and security in you instead of worry, anxiety, and control.
    Anonymous said...
    i hold on to my money and material things. at school its hard not to because not everyone at school believes in you and its hard to believe in what i believe in at school i need to be stronger and believe in you no matter what!
    i also hold on to my friends even though they are important to me i should love you more because you gave me life and everything here and my friends will let me down when you won't!
    ilove you God!
    Anonymous said...
    I spend too much time worrying about my job, I put in long hours which causes me to sacrifice my time with my family, friends, and my personal time with God. I believe God is trying to tell me that my job will still be there tomorrow and so will he, but my family, and friends need to be more important to me, because at the end of the day, all of those things I work for will not be or make me the person I am. I am choosing to not be defined by things anymore. AMEN
    Anonymous said...
    I hold on to money and i shouldnt because i worry to much about what others think, so i feel that i need money to be accepted by people. I need to be more open about my faith to others, to bring them to you. I shouldnt care so much about what everyone else is wearing or doing i need to follow my heart, and follow your word.
    Anonymous said...
    I think about finances and financial security all the time.....it's where my heart and thoughts lie. Lord, help me to remember that I'm the child - the chosen, favorite one - of a God who created all things and with Whom all things are found. You own cattle on a 1000 hills. I give you my future and my finances. I know you have me and my family handled.

    As I've gone through this season, I'm realizing more and more that God has given me treasure all around.....my family, my church, my friends. I'm blessed beyond measure and He's given me the time and ability to live as if I have a million dollars in the bank. Lord, help me to treasure this time and these gifts you've given. I am RICH beyond any possible financial measure.

    Bless you, Lord.
    Anonymous said...
    I think I have put my treasure in the security of an ordinary life...a good job, money, friends and family around me, food, clothing, etc. While all these things are seemingly great I am still left desperately hungry for more. I believe God is extending the treasure of an extraordinary life to me...one that requires complete abandonment to Jesus..that is led soley by the Holy Spirit..one without much security at all..but is more fulfilling than I can possibly imagine.
    Anonymous said...
    I hold on to control. I think if I've got it all together, then nobody can hurt me.

    God want so give me a kingdom treasure of trust.
    Anonymous said...
    I need to let go and let God and not let work run my life.

    I feel that the Lord is waiting very patiently on me all I have to do is go!
    Anonymous said...
    Lord,
    You know everything about me. You know I struggle with everything in this world. Be with me when material things shine before me. Help me to always be a light to others. Keep me on the path you want, not what the world wants.
    Anonymous said...
    Lord,
    You know everything about me. You know I struggle with everything in this world. Be with me when material things shine before me. Help me to always be a light to others. Keep me on the path you want, not what the world wants.
    Anonymous said...
    It is said that about 30% of the world's population owns more than 80% of the world's wealth. I pray that those 30% would come to know God's love and God's Kingdom, and know that their earthly possessions mean nothing when they are no longer on the earth. True Love is found in God's Kingdom, and the treasures of heaven and his Kingdom are ours to claim. We only need to cast off the worldly desires and possessions and we will find the true treasure in store for us.
    Anonymous said...
    God~
    I know that you are the one that Leads my life, I am the one that lives my life for you! I need to be more serving to others so I can feel you work in my heart, I think it is important that lead me in everything that I do, relationships are something that I hold on to and I know that I need to "let go and Let God"
    I believe that I am right where you want me to be at in my life! Thank you GOd of letting me be myself which is here to serve you!
    Anonymous said...
    quest for $$$ and materialism, success, women, admiration
    sUmmEr0manCe said...
    I rely on other people too much, to get me through life rather than on God. I obsess over having a relationship with a man way too much, where i should be content with the relationship i have with God first.
    Dear Lord please help me to give up these selfish wants, and help me to focus more on You and what You know is best for me
    Anonymous said...
    I have put so much time and effort into creating "perfect" relationships with people in my life, but I know now that "perfect" is not a word of this world.

    I have no reason to complain for God has given me many blessings.

    I need to let go of putting my security in those around me, but to put security in God.

    That's the only way I will find true happiness.
    Anonymous said...
    I do nothing but worry that others won't like me. Please open my eyes to realize that if I am just myself and quit trying to please everyone I will still be loved by you and by my friends.
    Leah said...
    I hold on to the pursuit of MONEY more than I hold on to God's ability to provide. I worry too much about where the next school loan payment is coming from.

    God please forgive me, because when I look back, you've ALWAYS provided for me at the right time. Help me to be a better steward of the many things you have blessed me with, for they are not mine, but yours!

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