A Heavenly Treasure Hunt
Ever gone looking for something and you can’t find it? How about your keys…or your cell phone? Or even bigger than that…ever gone looking for your life in Jesus and you can’t seem to find it?
Today I went on a search for the Heavenly Treasure of being in a relationship with Jesus! How does one start? Is Jesus in the beauty of the songbirds on our patio? Is He in our morning coffee, and the contentment it brings? Of course He’s in each of these examples, but is He somewhere deeper than that? How do we go about Searching And Noticing the Divine when God seems elusive? Do we hunt for Jesus like He needs to be discovered? Sometimes I believe God wants us to search for Him like that because He knows when we do, we WILL find how gloriously wonderful He is and how very close He always is!
This morning, before I even knew I was on a heavenly treasure hunt, I saw glimpses of Jesus in the Word. I was being told about His place of rest. Then again I saw Him come in close when the prayers for a friend of mine had been answered. Even more markers pointed towards Him in a book about transformed lives that I was reading. C.G Trumbull wrote, “Jesus Christ does not want to be our helper; He wants to be our life…using us as one of the fingers on His hand.” All these things seemed to be indicators of being on the right path toward the treasure that is ours when we believe. Lead us on, Lord; lead us into your throne room of Grace. Help us to enter into Your presence boldly as You instructed this morning in my reading of Hebrews 4:16.
BOLDLY…I thought about that word. What does it mean? Perhaps Beholding Only the Lord and Denying Living for Yourself. Was the X on the treasure map right there in Your Word BOLDLY from early this morning? (Hebrews 4:16) I believe it was. You drew the X there! Didn’t You? You knew You would be found in that word! You were saying, “Here I am,” And again in a whisper, “Here I am.”
It seems our Savior is not so elusive after all; He is specific. He is trying to make it clear, explaining that, “…only we who believe can enter His place of rest.” X marks the spot deep in our very own hearts where our Heavenly Treasure, Christ, dwells. When we behold Him and live for Him and not just for ourselves, we will know He is with us. We don’t have to go far to find our Savior, but sometimes we have to dig deep to realize He is already truly buried within us! C. G Trumbull wrote that Christ in us is a literal, actual, blessed fact, and not a figure of speech! Amen to that!!
Mission accomplished…Searching And Noticing the Divine today begins and ends by digging for treasure that’s buried deep in the heart of every believer, Christ Himself!