Day 3 Giving God Possession of Our Possessions

Matthew 19:22 “But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.”

Our fleshly (sinful) hearts seek temporary pleasures. Many of us have been led into and deceived by emotional investments into the things of this world. A rich young man wanted eternal life and he went to Jesus to attain it. Jesus told him to sell all his possessions and follow Him. The young man went away sad because he loved his possessions. We are called to appreciate and care for our possessions but not to love them or cling to them. We must recognize that everything we have has been given by God and so we must be obedient to Him and love Him even with our possessions.

Today we fast and pray for the faith to trust God as our provider, for generous spirits and obedient giving. Our attachment to our possessions shows us the condition of our hearts. Jesus said in Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Today we declare that our hearts are possessed by God and so we give Jesus ownership of our possessions: of our jobs, our homes, our money and all that we spend it on. We declare that we will “lay up for ourselves treasure in heaven.”