Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). Notice the order of the phrases in this sentence. Jesus didn’t say, “Where your heart is, there will your treasure be also.” Do you see the difference between these two statements?
The second statement implies that you can have treasure wherever your heart desires. Many think this. Many think that merely setting their affection upon a goal or a place or a ministry will imply that they will have treasure there. But that’s not what Jesus says.
Again, note the order in Jesus’ words: “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” In other words, if you place your treasure someplace, your heart will follow. Your treasure can be your time or your talents.
This is really good news. If you want a heart for something, then put some treasure there. If you want to have a heart for missions, give to a missionary. If you want to have a heart for church, then give to the church. If you want to have a heart for God, then spend time serving him.