YOUR TREASURE CHEST
Today’s Reading: Matthew 12
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Key Verse: Matthew 12:35
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.”
It was 4:00 a.m. and there it was…City of Toronto garbage truck #100 stopped on Jarvis Street picking up garbage. Just the morning before on the 100 Huntley Street TV show, we had suggested that everyone put the accumulation of their life’s “garbage” out at the curb and Jesus would take it away. Any evil things you treasure will eventually destroy you if you fail to get rid of them. As you join me daily in reading the Word, you’ll know what is evil and what is good. This blog is good treasure. Store up the good things consistently every day. You’ll bless others and yourself with good things!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Jesus, forgive me for all the sin and wrong I’ve done. I put all these things out of my life. You promised to take away all my sin. Thank You! I treasure the good things You’ve given me. I will bring them out to bless others. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Before moving to Burlington, Ontario, our TV studios were located in downtown Toronto. Every morning at approximately 4:00 a.m., I would drive up Jarvis Street for my early morning time in God’s Word and in prayer. I had committed to spend at least an equal time in prayer and the Word as I would spend that day on live TV (90 minutes). During the drive, a huge billboard faced me with a picture of a scantily clad woman. I was angry. I wanted only to think of my beautiful wife. After a couple of days of putting those evil thoughts “out at the curb,” I would deliberately look to the other side of the street before that billboard appeared and would pray fervently for the people of the night, that our Nite-Lite show — on ’til 4:30 a.m. — would reach their hearts with the love of Jesus!
May God bless you with lots of GOOD today,
P.S. If you’ve been reading the blog over the past few days, you’ll know I’m riding my 1996 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle back to Canada from Florida. Yesterday morning was the highlight of the entire trip. Around 8:30 a.m. I was cleaning and polishing the bike, getting ready for the day’s ride, when a lady approached me saying, “I have three sons and all of them have motorcycles. I said that motorcycles can be dangerous, and I asked her if her boys were ready for Heaven if they had an accident. She said, “No they are not!” Then I said, “Are you ready for Heaven? Do you know Jesus as your Saviour?” She said, “I go to church sometimes, but I don’t think I’m ready to meet God.” I asked, “Would you like to be ready?” “Yes,” she said. Then I invited her to pray after me to ask forgiveness of her sins and to invite Jesus to live in her life. She prayed a heartfelt prayer with me and God gave her the assurance that she was ready for Heaven. We then joined together to pray for her sons. I gave her a card advertising this blog. To this precious sister in Jesus I say, “Tomorrow, God willing, I’ll put the way to know you are saved, and ready for Heaven, right here in my P.S. Try to share this with your sons one at a time. Pray with them as I did with you. They too can know that they are safe for all eternity. Oh Yes, and tell them that an old man who rides a motorcycle is praying for them every day. God bless you!!!”