“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” Philippians 3:12 ESV
Christ has made me His own. That is reason enough to keep pursuing relationship with God. To spend time with Him every morning, thinking on Him throughout the day and rejoicing in Him at night.
My walk with God is mine alone. My search for Him is like a treasure hunter who gives all she has for that one prize. You may observe my walk, but you’ll never make my walk your own. No, your own treasure awaits you. It lies hidden beneath the pages of Gods Word, waiting for your fingers to find, your eyes to see, your heart to understand.
How sad that some will never see. I’m sure it grieves the heart of Father that He has children who don’t want to know Him, don’t want to spend time with Him, don’t call out to Him. The only time they use His name is to curse. They don’t understand the power behind His name, nor the grace that comes with it.
When they need something from God, they seek after someone who has access to God. Like the children of Israel, they could have talked with God themselves, but only wanted to hear about Him from Moses. They’re after the gift but not the Gift Giver.
I’ve been touched by that nail pierced hand! That blood He shed has redeemed me, kept me from harm and the evil plans of my enemies. I’ve felt His presence rush in to surround me when I mention His name. When I’m afraid and speak His name, peace and safety is my reward.
I may not be perfect, but I continue to press on to make Him mine, because Jesus made me His own. You may not understand why I am the way I am, or why my perspective is what it is, but please don’t judge me, I’m just pressing deeper into my Fathers arms because that is where my treasure abides.
Father, my Father. Oh that men would know You! You said that I would find You when I seek You with all my heart. The only way to access You is through Your Son, Jesus. He made the way, all I have to do is follow. Each day brings deeper intimacy and great revelation of Your plans for me. I leave another piece of me as an offering this morning. That here in my heart, you would find room. Come inhabit my worship. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Happy Treasure Hunting,