Friday, August 30, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field."
                                                                            Matthew 13:44 (NLT)

This is what it's like to have an obsession.  The man found a treasure that he felt he just couldn't live without.  He didn't take any shortcuts.  He didn't try to steal what wasn't his.  He hid the treasure again and ran off to get enough money to buy the field where the treasure was. 

He was so obsessed that he willingly sold everything he owned.  Do we understand what that means?  He sold his wedding ring, his car, his insurance policy, his home, his television, his computer, his books, his clothes and then emptied his bank account.  He was so obsessed with having the treasure that nothing else mattered until he had what he was so desperate for.

Can you feel the man's intensity?  Can you sense the urgency?  Can you understand the passion and desperation that he had?

Being obsessed with God means that without Him nothing else matters.  It means that we're desperate enough to do anything to sense His presence and feel His touch.  This is what true life is all about.  It's Kingdom living, which is asking, seeking, knocking constantly and receiving what God has for us. 

Is God and the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth an obsession for you?  Would you do anything for the mountaintop experiences that come only from being in the presence of God?  Keep on searching, knocking and asking, for we're told that if we do, we will receive.

In the love of Christ,


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