Matthew 13:44-46
The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

44 “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.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

God's Perspective Sees Worth!
God Created the World and God Planned for the Pearl.
Don't Get Caught Up In What You See; Believe God's Love.
How much does the Bible say that God has loved the world?  
John 3:16 says that God SO loved the world ...

And, we who know and believe in the love God has toward us are to abide in this love that we can demonstrate God's Love abiding in us and that God's love is still in the world waiting to be found by many.

It's the Power of Jesus Name

I will ask you again, How much does God love the world?
John 3:16 says that God SO loved the world that He gave His SON that we may have life (emphasis mine)!

Therefore, now there is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus for the law of the Spirit of LIFE hath set us free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8 emphasis mine).  To those who walk NOT after the flesh, but after the Spirit ... 

Ask, Seek Knock ... In Jesus Name

A sinner is a treasure hidden in the world! 

We were lost, but in Christ we are saved.

We were blind to spiritual things, but praise God, now we can see!



There are those whom God loves that don't know God loves them!

Will you demonstrate the love of JESUS, when your joy arrives in Christ?


A sinner is like a fine Pearl to God whom doesn't know the sacrifice Jesus made to purchase the ransom of sin that was over their soul.


Jesus come for you & me, because we are immensely and incredibly valuable to God!


Jesus in his joy to save you & me,  gave His Life for you & me to live with God forever!

There's more -The Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. 


Now, this parable works though us too!

Jesus says COME and abide in Him to love God and love your neighbor as God has first loved you with patience and kindness.


The Kingdom lives in a Born Again Believer -The Holy Spirit has a mind!  

Once you discover the Mind of Christ, you will never be the same!


Learn from Wisdom -Jesus is the Truth, the Way and the Life.

Mistakes are God's training ground ... Do not let guilt hold you down!  We learn through our mistakes to grow stronger; and Wisdom from God is 1st of all Pure.


God is not willing that any perish.  


As you go out into this world prepared in God's Word and through your testimony, put on humility as did Christ Jesus; and remember that God uses mistakes as training ground.  


Do not judge another God sends you to, like Jonah did in his disobedient mindset.  First of all God sent Jonah; don't rush, but don't delay.  Trust God all the way.


 Learn from Jonah; and learn by your own testimony how much mercy God has for us and how powerful Grace is.  Walk in Grace, Clothed in Righteousness and Mercy in the love of Jesus.


Walking NOT after the flesh, but after the Spirit ... Judge NOT; Condemn NOT; Forgive and live forgiven.


How much more valuable are you in this world than the devil is telling you to believe to doubt?

God has not left you / nor has God forsaken you.

Look at a butterfly how its wings gain strength through the struggle to emerge from that coccoon!  Don't count your struggle as anything less!  Count it full joy to spread your wings and fly!


God has a purpose set in you; Are you willing to ask God to search your heart, trust God to prepare you way and obey the things God says...


There is a sacrifice, but a servant of the Lord must serve in the Lord.


It is God who is in control of all things ... even in the things we don't understand and can't comprehend; it is God who is working together all things for the good ...  and He is calling us to come to Him by name.


Will you go where God goes?  Will you stay where God stays?  Will you follow Jesus God's Way?


WWJD?  

How did Jesus respond to offense?  

How will you respond?


Learning to walk in the love of Jesus; I hope this is a blessing to you today!


Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe,

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God's Love

Here's How to serve God, who 1st loved you in the Love of Jesus:
1. LOVE
2. FRUIT
3. WISDOM FROM HEAVEN

 
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails.

Galatians 5:22-23New International Version (NIV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

James 3:13-18New International Version (NIV)Two Kinds of Wisdom

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving,considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

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