Do you ever wonder why so many people who attend church regularly really don’t live lives all that different from those who don’t?
I mean, I read the promises God offers. How he’ll supernaturally lead us, unleash his power in us, work miracles for us. Yet, I see such a disconnect with so many churchgoers.
Heck, I way too often see a disconnect in my own life.
Jesus, I think, gives a clue when he told a parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”*
See when he found the treasure he immediately knew what it was. No fooling around. No “I’ll come back tomorrow.”
So he takes action. He slyly hides it again so he can claim it.
I love the next part. He was filled with joy just thinking about the treasure. He was giddy with anticipation.
Finally, he went all in. The treasure was so much more valuable than anything he already owned.
I wonder what would happen if we approached the treasure of God’s miracle life the same way?
*Matthew 13:44 (NIV)