I am sure you have often heard of the quote, ” I wish I knew then, what I know now.”
Let’s talk about how much regret is apart of that statement.
I was driving home today from the car dealership. My car is just about done with its lives, and so I am preparing to purchase a new one. I have never gone by myself to purchase a car. I wanted to know what it involved.
I wanted to know how much I had to put down. I wanted to know how much I would get for my car.
I wanted to know if my credit would be good enough with the money I wanted to put down.
And this is something I realized 10 years ago…I would not even know how to ask.
It’s interesting how thousands of dollars seems so little now compared to when I was a child
and was satisfied with being given $5.
Our perception of treasure changes with age, it changes with circumstance, and it changes with seasons.
I have to apologize because I never did post my notes from Beth Moore at Deeper Still in December.
Her message was all about ” Rediscovering lost treasure.” and it was a beautiful message,
hit all the way into my soul.
Somethings she said that really hit me was how much in our circumstances we should realize that we have treasure. When she spoke about her father with tears in her eyes, and how she said that even though the years were rough and she didn’t remember the last time she held his hand…
There was treasure there.
We have to stop looking at our lives as if they are going to pass us by. We need to see our days like we are in search of treasure everyday. We need to see people, and the lives we live as if we were being handed gold.
Something so precious and beautiful. Something so fragile, and full of value.
Sometimes it IS hard. But just making that effort…makes all the difference.
And finally finding treasure in the seasons we come to face with…
I am right with you in knowing how HARD that is to take on each day. When the earth seems to have
stood still, and your feet feel planted on the ground like concrete…
When you feel a whisper from inside you say…” Wait…”
Your heart feels lost, your thoughts are scattered…you just concentrate on surviving each day…
It’s treasure. Its BEAUTIFUL treasure that you cannot imagine how much value it has…until after the season has passed.
Wherever you are, Whatever situation you find yourself in, and whatever season has overtaken your life…
Your treasure is found with God.
He is at your side. He is there through every moment of everyday, Through every circumstance,
and every season…
Your treasure is the light of the sky, the sight of the flowers, its all of creation…
its also inside of you.
Hold on to that treasure tight, and cherish it.
This life is only temporary…enjoy every part of it.