What does the statement, “Where your heart is, there is your treasure” (see Matthew 6:21) mean for us? It means that your heart dwells in the dimension of the voice or person you listen to the most. If your heart or mind is saturated with the ways of the enemy, then you will carry his attitudes and release them, not only in your own life, but also within the lives of the people you influence. If your heart and mind are not on God’s ways, then you won’t carry and release His attitudes. This is why the enemy is constantly trying to put negative thought patterns about evangelism or Jesus in our heads. He knows if he can keep us thinking negatively about sharing God’s love with others, we will not be able to fully participate in that same inward and outward love that Jesus lived for with the Father and for people. It will keep us from loving God, loving ourselves, and loving His people. Philippians 4:8-9 tells us:
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
What Paul was trying to relate here is that if a man can get his mind in the attitudes of God, which are noble, pure, lovely, and of good report, peace will abide in his life. The God of peace crushes Satan’s attitudes, and disciplining our minds to focus on God’s heart will starve out those attitudes of the enemy and bring within our souls the presence of God. When we are at the point where our minds do not focus on the attitudes of this world, but only focus on God, the curse of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil which distracts us from Jesus who is the source of life, is done away with, and the Tree of Life (Jesus) is planted in its place. When this happens, we will no longer hurt others through our minds and our tongues, and we will have a constant open heaven in our lives, which is the way Jesus walked when He was on the earth. His mind was constantly being subjected to the will and attitude of the Spirit, which allowed the presence of heaven to constantly remain around and upon Him, so that everything He did gave others life. This is why Jesus took away sin—so that we could abide in this same place where He dwells—the kingdom of heaven. Once we start dwelling where He dwells, it will only be a sign that we are being led by the Spirit of God instead of our flesh or the spirit of this world.