Matthew 13:44-46 NLT – 44 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls.46 When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!
Jesus showed here that once we discover what the Kingdom of Heaven is, we will be soooo soooo excited about it that we could not sleep or eat or do anything else until we find a way to claim it for our own. It is like a man who finally found the hidden treasure, the pearl of great price that he was looking for!
You do not need to strive to want it. You do not need to be pushed to want it. You yourself could not sleep until you get it! That is a clear indicator of when you truly find the Kingdom of Heaven. That is a clear indicator that you are now adopted into God’s family.
And it seems to suddenly just happen while we are trying to discover it, or while we are on a “lookout” for it. How do I “discover” it, you ask? How does a man discover a hidden treasure anyway? Does he just sit around? Does he bum around? Does he go about minding his own business? Does he find it when he ignores the treasure? Or does he need to be interested on the treasure? Does he go and research for maps, talk to people, buy equipment, dig here there and everywhere to find it?
Same with discovering the Kingdom of Heaven, when PEOPLE TELL US ABOUT GOD (the hidden treasure), DO NOT IGNORE their Words. We should research about it, study it, talk to people about it, dig around the Bible until suddenly we find it! And like a man who is finding treasure, you do not need to be pushed to do it. You are EXCITED and DETERMINED to find the treasure.
What is great about digging around the Bible (in a manner as if you are a man looking for treasure) is that God will lead you, God will help you, and God Himself will give you ideas for you to find the Kingdom of Heaven. God is more excited than you to find it! You’ve got God Himself as your guide so that for sure you can find the Kingdom of Heaven. And once you do, nothing can stop you from claiming it!
Another great thing is, the treasures in the Bible never runs out. You will always find new treasures to claim! It just becomes better and better!
If you are thinking this is not how you relate to God anymore, God can restore you easily. Just ask Him to come into your life again. He is more than willing!
If you have not had this kind of experience in your life, God can give it to you now. Just ask Him to come into your life. If you need help on how to ask God, click here for a guide to help you with this. 🙂
P.S. I hope you would go over this article again and again, studying it, dwelling on it, like a man looking for treasure. 🙂 Also, you can check out other Words from God here.