“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it” (Mt 13:45, 46)
I heard the true story of a man who was seeking a treasure. One day he arrived at a poor village. A little boy was seated on the ground playing with stones. One of the stones accidentally fell at this man’s feet. When he looked at it he discovered that it was a diamond hidden in a rock. The little boy did not know the value of the stone. His family was poor because of lack of knowledge. This man went back, looked for money and bought the land outside that village. Then he started mining bringing out diamonds embedded in the rocks. He became a multi-millionaire. The mine is still there in South Africa.
How this man did become so rich ‘overnight’? The answer is GOD! For nothing good happens on this earth ‘accidentally’. Strange destinies become fulfilled in the night when others are sleeping… This is God promise: He will lead you to find ‘secret treasures’ below the surface of the earth, just to give you a testimony of success, to prove that He is your God! Read this: “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” (Is 45:3)
But there is still another element. This man was spiritually wise, applying the Kingdom of God principles of success. He was seeking a treasure, not knowing when or where he will find it. He trained his eyes to see and his heart to desire things hidden from the common knowledge of the ordinary people. He paid the price of finding the treasure by walking many miles and by asking many questions, so that his dream comes true. He knew that a treasure may be found below the surface of the earth, hidden in an ordinary rock or even in the dirt men sweep away. He knew how to ignore the wrap and go to the heart of things.
This is the eternal principle of success in life! This is how you seek God! This is how you find God! Yes, this is also how you become rich! The way may be long and difficult, the price high and painful, but the success is guaranteed! For this is the Word of God that never fails! “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened” (Mt 7:8)
Right now, if I was you, I will pray my first prayer and take my first step in this journey of life and blessings untold!
(In the picture you see a diamond embedded in a rock called kimberlite taken from a mine in South Africa)