This past Monday, January 6th, was Epiphany - a day that celebrated the visit of the three Magi to the Christ Child, recorded in Matthew, chapter 2.
The Magi demonstrated two principles for us to live by in the new year. First, they presented the Christ Child with their treasures - not leftovers from their surplus, or castoffs they no longer wanted. The gifts were things they treasured. We too must give Jesus the treasures of our heart.
Secondly, having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, the Magi returned home a different way. Once we encounter Jesus Christ, the direction of our life changes too.
May God bless you as you journey through 2014 giving Jesus your treasures [time, talent, and possessions]!