Lately, I’ve been treasuring my days at home. I love our new house. I love the quiet day or two in the week that I have to be in that house. I love any evenings that allow us to sit on our new couch and eat cookies. I love coming home to my house.
I’ve also been treasuring the time I have with my husband. I love any time our paths cross throughout the day. The days we both have open that turn into date days. I like to be with him, regardless of what we’re doing or where we are.
I’ve been treasuring the last days of summer. Each day feels more like fall, and I love the season change. But I love it best when the warm summer days linger a little.
I treasure each cup of coffee I pour. A hot one in the morning; an iced one at afternoon. Cream swirling in both.
I treasure the time I get be outside in the fresh mountain air. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, I just love to get out.
I treasure heart-to-heart conversations with dear friends I haven’t been with in a long while. I love the shared journeys and inside jokes and the memories that we smile over.
I treasure a good book that makes me laugh out loud, cry a little, and put it down motivated to live life well.
But what I want to treasure most is what Jesus treasures.
Store up for yourself treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
When my greatest treasure becomes that which the heart of God treasures, I will find my heart wrapped in His.
I want to treasure not just the house that I live in, but also the people who enter its doors.
I want to treasure not just the leisure time I have with my husband, but also the work we do together for the Kingdom.
I want to treasure all seasons, and all that they hold – for God has crafted them all perfectly.
I want to treasure the things I taste and hear and see and smell. I want to treasure them as manifestations of God’s goodness.
I want to treasure the lost, the broken, the lonely, the hurting, the wandering, the weak. I want to treasure all that Christ calls beloved.
I want to treasure the heart of Christ. Because there, in His heart, my heart will be also.