My grandmother lived through much of the 20th century and did not have a great trust in the banking system. Her solution? She carried two thousand dollars in a small pouch she literally pinned to her clothing. Recently I learned, she also kept a hidden treasure of 5-10 thousand dollars place in a mason jar in an old well house on the family farm.
Granny wasn’t the first to hide her treasure. In Matthew 13: 44, Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
What could be so valuable that a man would sell out everything? What would you do?
Surrendering to Godʼs treasure in and through us requires a clear view of the treasures we have prescribed for ourselves. Most peopleʼs lists of things they consider important would include family and personal peace, comfort, prosperity, security, friends, good health, fulfilling experiences, and reaching their full potential.
Look over the list. Can any of the treasures conflict with God’s best for us? God has a plan for us and it is true that God may and often does provide for us some of the things on those lists, but surrendering means that we will not live for the list.