Treasure Hunt

Did you ever play treasure hunts? I did. Half the fun was the hunt, the best part was finding the treasure

In the last day or so I discovered something about the ultimate treasure hunt.

Read with me: But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us-2 Corinthians 4:7

The treasure Paul was referring to in this verse was the Gospel of Christ that had been entrusted to him.

As far as he was concerned, he was the clay jar. Just in case the clay jar analogy went over your head,let me clarify.

If you grew up in places with an abundance of clay soil like I did (and Paul too), you know clay ‘anything’ is cheap. People do not usually place a lot of value on clay items.

But wait till a clay item is designated for a special purpose, then you’ll see value being placed on it by the owner.

An ordinary clay pot becomes the valuable clay pot because it is the household’s natural refrigerator.

The pot suddenly had value because of what it holds.

In what areas are you being treated like valueless clay pot? In what area do you feel like you don’t have value?

News Flash, God lives in you. As a result, you are a carrier of amazing treasure, therefore you have amazing value.; not because of yourself but because of your content.

What’s more, every human being carries in them the breath of God and therefore carries treasures in them.

What do you see when you see people? Clay jars or treasure hunt?

Remember, the hunt is half the fun, finding the treasure is the goal.

Are you seeing the treasures in people?

Treasure seeking eyesight activated.

Who’s with me?

Tobiloba

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God Reliance Lessons

This week, the whole world mourns the death of Robin Williams who died from a lost battle with depression.

A lot of people faced the depression elephant in the room and talked about the appropriate response to sufferers and how to cope if you’re suffering from depression-all from a medical standpoint.

It struck me as funny that very few Christians acknowledged the issue.

It’s almost like we are saying, oh this is what happens when people are not Christians.

Well, may I burst your bubble? Christians get depressed too. Read your bible-examples abound. Elijah when he was running Jezebel, David when his family was captured,Job when he went through the trial of his faith.

Before I get the classic oh, those guys you mentioned were under the law before the time of Christ,
Read with me: ‘…we were under great pressure far beyond our ability to endure so that we despaired even of life…2 Corinthians 1:8.

That was the great apostle Paul speaking and if that statement doesn’t say ‘we were depressed’ then I. don’t know what does.

Depression is not a sin, it’s not a punishment or something that happens to only unbelievers.

On the contrary God uses depression in the life of a Christian ‘that we might not rely on ourselves but on God who raises the dead-2Cor 1:9

God uses depression in a Christian’s life to teach you God reliance instead of self reliance.

Christian and depressed? That’s okay. It’s a God reliance lesson. That’s what makes you different from the world.

Learn the lesson and come back stronger so that you can like Peter ‘strenghten your brothers’.

God reliance mode activated.

Who’s with me?

Tobiloba