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digging for treasure - LOON WATCHMAN BLOG

“The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.” (Matthew 13:44)
Want the good stuff? You gotta spend time digging. Casual seekers find very little.


Spiritually speaking, whatever we are most hungry for
is what we will most often consume.
Hunger is as hunger does.
The words we use to describe our hunger
can sometimes reveal our heart,
but what regularly ends up in our spiritual stomachs never lies.

And how we use our time and energy is a clear indication of our spiritual hunger as well.  How much time do you spend watching TV, hanging around online, etc.?  And how much time do you spend with God (in Bible study, in prayer and worship, and in serving Him)?  If we spend a lot more time doing “other stuff”, rather than with God, then it is a clear indication of what our priorities really are (and perhaps it is also a clear indication of who our god really is).

But the GOOD NEWS is that we can, at anytime, repent (admit we have been wrong), and start eating right!

“Blessed are the hungry — You said it, I believe it.
Hunger is an escort into the deeper things of You.
You satisfy, you satisfy.”
(M. Edwards)

“Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day,
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town,
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.”
(Roger Waters, Pink Floyd)

Time is a mind-blowingly precious commodity. What do we do with it?  Are we aware that we will be held accountable for what we did (or didn’t do) with it? The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 24:14) is not just about money — it is about any precious thing God has given us to steward, including our abilities, our money and our TIME.

The thief comes to kill, steal and destroy.  Who is the thief in your life?  Who or what are you allowing to steal the invaluable moments, hours and days of your all-too-fleeting life?  Are you willing to fight for your inheritance, or will you passively allow these thieves to rob you of the unique adventure and fruitfulness God made available to you when He called you by name?

“Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
To serve the King of kings.”