Growing up I stored treasures and trinkets in hiding places in my bedroom. When you are surrounded by four brothers, (literally-two older and two younger), my bedroom was my sacred haven. I was blessed to have a room to myself being the only girl. I took full advantage of this situation and kept my brothers out as much as possible.
Treasures and trinkets to a nine year old look very different than looking at the same hidden bounty through adult eyes. One such treasure were my diaries of hidden conversations, crushes on boys and dreams. I actually came across one of my diaries, with the tiny lock and key, and browsed through the grade school scribble that graced each page.
In God’s eyes, our treasures and trinkets are worth more than we imagine. He does not rank our precious items on a scale from less than to more than. He loves everything equally. God loves nothing more than to help us discover His treasures and trinkets for us.
I will give you hidden treasures,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Jeremiah 45:3
I stand in awe that God loves me so much that He stores hidden treasures so I may know Him better. He takes little moments, all the details in my life, conversations, chance meetings, and time with Him and stores them up. And just think, God unwraps each gift one by one to remind us of His goodness.
When we walk in communion with God, we discover treasures that God saved just for us. As we release the goodness God surrounds us with, our hearts make room for more to enter. This creates an overflow. God’s goodness spills over and when we make the choice to share it with others we allow the abundance to spread. The ripple effect continues each time we make room, embrace God’s goodness and then release it in the act of sharing.
I am learning that it is from a place of stored up treasures that we receive God’s beautiful abundance for our lives. But stored up treasures and trinkets do no good if we don’t share them with others. How beautiful is it to know that just as God reveals more of Himself to us through hidden treasures, that we can do the same for others?
What treasures and trinkets are you hiding in that secret place so no one can find them? Will you release them so God may bless you with abundance?
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