This morning as we were doing our daily routine of getting everyone ready for school and out the door, my wife spotted the scene above, which is directly out my daughter's window. We all just looked in amazement. It was as if God took out His paint brushes and created a masterpiece for the early-waking world to see upon the canvas of the sky.
Whenever I witness a sunrise like this, I feel like I've discovered a buried treasure. I had to be in position this morning by my daughter's window at about 6:45 AM or I would have misssed it. God wants us to pursue Him like a treasure. How do we daily get in position to witness the treasures He has for us to discover?
Matt Papa Tweeted a couple of days ago the following: 'God made diligent, patient study the means to learn His will "so that the Truth may be more prized when it is discovered" in Clarkes commentary.
Proverbs 2 continues this thought as it says, '1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.'
I intentionally made all the verbs in this passage bold. These are all actions that define someone who is hunting something and excitedly looking for a treasure. When we begin to pursue God like this, we position ourselves to witness the treasures God has for us. When we read and study our own Bible and discover a powerful truth, it means so much more. When we pray and pray over something and God answers, it means so much more.
So, are you and I ready to go on a treasure hunt? There is no telling what kind of God-moments await us if we will seek, knock and ask today.