Friday, March 22, 2013

Be Also

As a kid I loved to imagine I could go to far away places to times long forgetten in search of lost treasures.  Perhaps it was Aladdin's cave where only I would know the magic word that opens treasures door.  Then I'd jump onto a flying carpet, soar through the heavens my heart searching for grander adventures and more treasures.

I discovered worlds beyond my own through the many books I read.  They filled my childhood with wonder filled imagination.  I remember playing in the shadow of a great tree, pretending I was at Solomon's court and asking God if He could make me wise.  I thought it pretty cool that Solomon knew how to save that baby, I wanted to be able to do that.  I love that God heard that prayer and used it to draw me unto Himself, what a treasure!

As an adult I discovered the book that became the guide for life's God adventures.  Along the way we've walked through the valley of the shadow (Ps 23:4), and He has made my feet like hinds feet and set me upon my high places (Ps 18:33).  The doors which have opened, revealing heavens treasures, when I knocked, unlocked with the key of unconditional love, or simply asked in the name of Jesus. 

Within this great read of a book I discovered God treasures which were purchased with His blood and freely given through the Holy Spirit.  Oh the wonder of His favor, the mystery of joy unspeakable and full of glory, the heady scent and flavor of the Spirit's ripened fruit.  John wrote; "And there are many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books which were written (John 21:25).  I imagine those treasured books are in eternities heavenly library where they are read. 

A definition of treasure is the place in which good and precious things are collected and laid up.  Oh what good and precious gifts have I collected over the years, filled my heart's storehouse of faith so that when needed freely I have received freely I will give.  Because I know where my treasure is there will my heart be also. (Luke 12:34) 

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