I Think we Need a Bigger Boat -Treasure
Week Two, Day Five
March 15, 2019
Have you ever wondered what Jesus treasures? His children.
Matthew 13:45-46 says, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it."
Following Jesus calls for us to search for lost treasure on a dark sea. The reward is huge when we find it, but it takes focus, patience, and joy.
What kind of treasure are you seeking today? When you decide to follow Jesus, it will require you to make changes in your life, even down to questioning the things you value.
Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
It is important for us to realize that we were made from dust and will return to dust. When we leave this world, our legacy will be the souls that we leave behind, and the hearts that you led to Christ. Just know that the people you are leading will one day lead others, and your evangelism has exponential effects. If we care for God's children, we will mourn the days when we don't win hearts. We will rejoice over the days that we deliver hearts to Christ.
Matthew 18:12-14 says,”If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish."
Will you look to the temporary treasures of this world, or set your sights on the eternal? You decide.
Father, you seek us out when we are lost. How can we ever thank you? We know that once you've found us, it's our responsibility to help others find you. Thank you Jesus for not giving up on us. Thank you for caring enough to continually meet us in the dark quiet places. Our love for you is so big, but your love for us is extraordinary. Amen.