July 16, 2024

Bob Maas
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Luke 12:34

Shawn asked a very important question during his sermon: What do you treasure? Our answers reveal what we value and how we are motivated.

Before I started following Jesus, I valued pleasure and instant gratification. This resulted in a very unstable lifestyle that led to many failures and wounded relationships. The biggest failure brought tremendous pain to my family and me. Fortunately, the despair I experienced was greater than my fear of change, and I was blessed to have a man in my life who shared the gospel with me.

I had no idea that I would be required to make continual changes in my life to overcome my conditioned way of following the egocentric desires. Every time the light of God’s love shined a little brighter in my heart, old habits and desires were exposed. I was being transformed, and things I used to value became liabilities.

Today, more than anything else, I value the tremendous peace and joy I experience as I commune with people. Without an agenda and frequently without words, I am blessed to simply be with my friends and family.