God’s Will is PricelessDaily Thoughts
Matthew 13:44-45 “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.Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it”
This week me and Claire (my Fiance) paid the deposit for our flat in Lancaster. A key moment for us, securing where we are going to live for possibly the next few years. Because of this and for other reasons, I have been pretty stressed recently. This is why there has been a break in my Daily Thoughts for which I apologize. Amongst other things, the pressure of signing ourselves into a financial burden was getting to me as I was getting worried about making the right decision.
The flat we chose was certainly not the cheapest (yet not extortionate) yet it was our favourite. As I was praying the other day, bringing my worries to God, he really spoke to me and gave me peace over this situation. Being led to this verse, I realised that I could relate to the men in these parables who found such a great treasure that they sold everything to buy it.
The men saw something in this treasure that was priceless, that they would sacrifice everything for. Like them I saw something in this flat that was priceless. Whether it was ‘God leading us’ to rent it or me just getting over excited I do not know, but it has been our constant prayer and hope that our home would be a blessing to others. That wherever we would live would serve a greater purpose than being just for us. As soon as we use anything for God’s glory, it becomes part of his will and desire for our life.
The fact is, like the treasure God’s will for our life is priceless. There cannot be a limit to what you will pay for it as you would sacrifice everything to fulfill it. So if God was leading me to choose something, there would be no limit to what I’d pay because God’s treasure is greater than the cost. As soon as I desired to seek God’s glory through this flat, this immense sense of peace and confidence came over me. Almost as if I just gave it to him and he took charge. It’s like a company car, whenever we use something for God’s glory, he takes responsibility for it. As soon as we keep anything for ourselves, we accept the responsibility and burden of it all.
God may ask you to pay a high cost in life, but as long as it is for his priceless purpose, it will always be worth it!