[QTVOTD] To Abide you must make room…

“The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44 ->me: When I first read this verse I thought that the parable was outlining the sacrifice the man made to buy the field and thus own the treasure…but after careful thought I now realize that he was actually being self serving.  The rest of his possessions meant nothing to him compared to the treasure he had found.  To have access to and ownership of the treasure meant that he would have the desires of his heart.  He could ABIDE in the field and revel in his treasure.  This is just like what we do when we find the treasure of Christ’s Living Word in our lives.   We leave the ‘old man’ behind and ABIDE in Jesus.  There in Jesus resides the treasure of heaven, the Father, and hope in eternity.  This book ‘The Praying Life’ is sooo good and meshes with this quiet time today soooo well.  Today the book talked about the fact that making requests in prayer are weighted by the depth at which we ABIDE in our Savior and He in us.  As I ABIDE in Him, my heart will be tuned to the prayerful needs of those around me by the Holy Spirit and those prayers will be answered.  Prayer is about fellowship with Jesus so deeply that we have a spirit of understanding what Jesus is doing and our prayers fall inline with those needs.  Wow.

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