Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 NKJV
In some parts of the world children are looked upon as a burden. There are places in the world the birth rate does not keep pace with the death rate. Millions of babies have been murdered so they would not be an inconvenience to their parents.
In the post modern era children and the elderly are looked upon as a burden. This does not apply to everyone. It is the attitude taken by many of our world leaders. The United Nations promotes birth and population control as well as abortion.
You and I are children of Almighty God. Our Heavenly Father does not look upon you as a burden. Jesus loves you with an everlasting love. His love for you knows no limits.
God created you in His image and likeness. He created you to live in a relationship based on His great love for you. Jesus created you to live with Him throughout eternity!
When I read this parable I like to think of us as the treasure. I like to think of God as the man who found the treasure and with great joy sold all He has in order to purchase it.
God is not a man. He did not find us. He created us. The Lord did give everything to buy us back. Our Heavenly Father gave His One and Only Begotten Son to redeem us from the hand of the evil one.
When I am in step with the Holy Spirit the first thing I do in the morning is seek God. I think of Him before any other person or thing. I talk to God. I pray to Him.
Some mornings are a struggle for me. When I am stressed out and anxious I wake up tired and my body aches.
This morning I realized I needed to be more deliberate in seeking God. I needed to gather myself and focus on the Lord. I made the decision to worship God even though I did not feel like it.
As I sought the Lord and worshiped Him with my hands raised in submission He spoke to me. My Heavenly Father said; “I treasure you.”
In God’s mind you are a priceless treasure. Jesus wants you to treasure your relationship with Him above all things today and everyday!
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