Treasures Of The Heart

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A little Tuesday tune-up of my blog, led me to a blog entry from earlier this year. Having read through it again….something stilled my heart, called me to surrender to the fullness of the moment for a quiet time with Him around my own thoughts from that particular day.

I AM a “word-girl”! I am captured by a vingette of the heart. Word pictures that draw me in, settle deep within my soul, hug me tight and capture a needed place to dwell. God always sends a word in due season. When I am all wound up, got stuff to do and ready to start checking off the to-do list? The Lord met with me as I slowed to a focused pace, leaned in and savored every moment with Him as a treasured gift.

“The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.” Matthew 6:21 {MSG}

In this moment, you may well know that the to-do’s to do, have been transferred in an orderly fashion to tomorrow’s to-do list…….and all is well. If the Lord allows, tomorrow will bring with it demands that need my attention, stuff will still need to be done, etc…

I bend low in honor of my Lord in prayer this night. I whisper thank you for the extra measures of grace and mercy for the moments of my life that have gone unsurrendered. The peace, at this day’s end, that came with the treasured gift of spending time in the place that I most want to be. In conversation and communication with my Lord and Savior, who has given me life forever and access to treasures that are eternal and promised to all who are in Christ. I have been blessed with more than I will ever need for this life. And the blessings…..I am still counting!!

“Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars” Matthew 16:19-20

About Simple Life Heartenings

Who am I? I am intent on serving loving, leading and teaching others about the things of God. With great care, I open my home, heart and life to carry others life joys and burdens before the Lord. I want to hold your heart in my heart in hopes of lightening the load that you carry. I am trustworthy, a true friend; compassionate, tender, thoughtful and genuinely invested in the road that you are on. I am gathering the eternal joy flowers that never fade. And I want to get to know you. I believe that God has created and called me to graciously support, inspire, lead and encourage women, children and families by living my simple journey of faith through writing, relating and teaching from God’s Word. I am currently loving families through life by teaching women and children the things of God and providing a "safe-haven" for our NASCAR family through the ministry of the Motor Racing Outreach Community Center. My husband, Monty and I, can be found 26 weeks of the year living life in the fast lane in our track-side motor home! Praying that the simple moments in my life will encourage and "inspire hope" in YOUR little life's place. While my life is often complicated and simplicity can be a challenge. Somehow we have found calm simple joy right in the middle of the chaos!! P. S. I have the best job in NASCAR!! Really. “I have no regrets. I couldn't be more sure of my ground—the One I've trusted in can take care of what he's trusted me to do right to the end. So keep at your work, this faith and love rooted in Christ, exactly as I set it out for you. It's as sound as the day you first heard it from me. Guard this precious thing placed in your custody by the Holy Spirit who works in us.” 2 Timothy 1:12-15 (MSG)

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