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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


You may have noticed the quote at the top of our blog which says, "May Christ be treasured in our hearts and in our lives always." I've been thinking about that a lot lately as I have been reading "Calm My Anxious Heart; A Woman's Guide to Finding Contentment." I expected the book to challenge me, but let's just say I wasn't as prepared as I thought I was for the challenge. 

In Matthew 13:44, Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a treasure that was hidden in a field. He says, "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." Jon and I have been talking about this verse often lately and what a challenge it is. As many of you who are in ministry, or know someone who is, you know that it's not the highest paying job in the world. Jon and I are continually challenged in asking ourselves if the value we place in helping to build and extend the kingdom of God outweighs the value we place in our material things...the things that are fleeting and passing away. And, if we were honest, it is often a hard task. What a beautiful picture Jesus gives us in describing this man that sold everything he had in order to possess the ultimate treasure. 

God has been teaching me that treasuring Him in my heart and in my life is an all-encompassing thing. He has shown me that treasuring Him begins in my heart and is evidenced in my life. And if that's not enough, He's shown me that often times my heart and my life don't always match up. 

So that's where we are. We are humbled and grateful that God chooses in His grace and mercy to provide for us in abundant ways. And, we are on our knees asking Him to reveal to us the true treasure of knowing and serving Him. Would you join us in praying that? 

On a different note, there's lots of things to catch you up on. We've moved, our good friends got married, we travelled to Colorado, then to San Antonio. I promise a picture post soon. I won't let you down! Love!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Britt, I was catching up on CO pics and saw this post. So beautiful! I really appreciate the verse you shared and your thoughts about it. You are a godly, teachable woman, dear Britt. I respect this about you so much!!