COLUMN — May our eternal treasure be overflowing
I don’t know about you, but I would love to be able to go back in time and do over parts of my life. I would like to make better choices and walk closer to God in my younger days.
Recently, I had the privilege to see a new movie, “I Still Believe.” It is a true story about Jeremy Camp who is a Christian artist. One thing that was such a wow factor for me is the faith that he had in his 20s. His father was a pastor, but you do not get the kind of faith that young man had just by being a pastor’s kid. That comes from spending real time with God. It made an impact on my life – it spoke to me – it was like finding a treasure.
I have several friends who have metal detectors. They go out into the countryside around old houses and barns and they look for treasures. Sometimes they find old coins and other times some tidbit pieces of history like a horse bridle, an old lock from a door, which has long since decayed, and pieces they have to be researched, to see what they might be. However, to them, the treasure hunting is exciting and exhilarating.
The word says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34). Certainly God is pointing us to eternal treasure. He is bidding us to seek Him out and to find our value and worth within in Him.
Too many times in my life I have spent way too much time on seeking out the material, the promotion and the “what it looks like” mentality. However, once I found my treasure nestled within God, Himself, I was filled with an infinite amount of security which is bigger than any earthly treasure. Miriam Drennan said, “Seeking God and His truths can be a balm to a scorched soul, bring peace to a troubled heart, and offer joy to a frazzled spirit.”
As Christ followers, we need to be pursuing eternal treasures.
My prayer for us this year is that we have a real seekers heart toward God and His character. May we find delight within in Him and what He desires and holds true. May we hold fast to the things of God and grow like never before. May our eternal treasure be overflowing.
Yvette Perrin is a columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at email@example.com.