What was your answer?
Did you think long and hard about what you wanted to save or did you just say the first things that popped into your head?
Was it your photo albums?
Was it your phone?
Was it your computer?
Was it your purse or wallet?
Was it a person?
What would you save out of your burning house if you only had three minutes?
Think for a minute.
What is most important in your life?
Is it the electronic gadgets and material possessions that are more important to you? Who decides what is important? Is it the society that bombards you with ideas of what's more important in your life?
Maybe you should listen to your heart. Seek the internal truth. In 1 John Chapter 2: 16-17:
"These are the ways of the world: wanting to please our sinful selves, wanting the sinful things we see, and being too proud of what we have. None of these come from the Father, but all of them come from the world. The world and everything that people want in it are passing away, but the person who does what God wants lives forever."
In a world where you are bombarded by fabricated needs, it helps to keep your internal compass on the truth.
Material items are fine for this world, but you can't take them to heaven with you.
Think about this: Periodically assess your life and discern what's really valued in your life. Remember, invest in what you can take with you to heaven.
Now, if your life ended tomorrow, think about what you'd take with you and what intangibles you would leave behind. Keep your life in perspective. If you ask yourself this question periodically, it would help you center on what is really important in your life - what you know is truly a priority.
Would you like to answer the house burning question differently?
Reference: 100 Favorite Bible Verses for Women