TREASURES

 

Funny.  I love that one.

This one is going to be direct and to the point.

God knows you even better than you know yourself.  If you forget your own favorite Bible verse, God will not. God knows how to give good gifts.  A tremendous amount of broken things happen here on broken-earth, but God still gives good gifts, even through the pain.

Treasure-hunting is a method of listening for God…only you are using your eyes and not necessarily your ears.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.– James 1:17

God has planted treasures inside of every day for you to uncover…and it is His delight for you to uncover them.

For the LORD takes delight in his people… Psalm 149:4a

The practice of treasure hunting is simple.  You realize that every good gift IS from above.  You actively look for those treasures in your day.  As you do, you will become better and better at seeing them.   The treasures are anything that brings you joy; from a sunrise to a special song to an unexpected phone call or meeting with a friend.  Some treasures are more general in nature but some are intensely personal…all are intentional.  Once you see a treasure, you practice gratitude.  Gratitude magnifies joy.  We could all use a little more joy.  As you begin to see these treasures as intentionally placed in your day by your Father who loves you, you will see that He has been communicating His love for you in many ways that you didn’t even realize.

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” Matthew 13:44

Are you living like a pauper among great treasure?

Today:  Actively notice each thing that brings you joy.  Try to write them down at the end of the day…see if you can remember them all.  Practice gratitude and remember that you are loved….you were loved first.

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