Daily Devotional 07-19-11

Scripture: Matthew 13:44

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
The Holy Bible : New Revised Standard Version. 1989 (Mt 13:44). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Thought for the Day: Are you keeping the treasure of God locked up somewhere? Trying to hoard it for yourself, or worse, simply attempting to keep God’s Spirit buried, deep inside? I know I’ve done that! There have certainly been times I tried to deny God’s presence and gifts. But hopefully, those days are past, or at least few and far bewtween. The treasure of God’s love–the Holy Spirit within you, the Kingdom on Earth–those things do absolutely no good for anyone if they are kept buried. Owning the field that contains the treasure is not enough. We must dig the treasure up, out of the depths of our souls, and let it be shared by everyone! 

PrayerInspirational God of love and generosity, may your Spirit fill me with the courage to fully acknowledge your presence. I pray you show me how to use your gifts fully. Help me learn to share your Divine Love with the rest of the world; to share your treasure in me as you shared your treasure in Jesus Christ. Amen.

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