"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.” Matthew 13:44 (NIV) 
          A treasure buried in a field worth a great price, but we must dig through the dirt to get to it. Dan Allender says, “As human beings we are common dirt given life by the breath of God. We see, smell, taste, touch, and hear God in a creation that bears his intimate mark but cannot contain the glory that awaits. God leaves sensual traces of himself everywhere: in fine chocolate and a great burger, in a Bach fugue and wail of Jimi Hendrix, in the waft of barbecued ribs and fresh breeze off the sea. A radical life grasps both the weariness of this soiled world and its capacity to transfix us with God’s glory…A radical life is one that knows the world is soiled and smeared in toil. Yet grandeur pulses through the ecosystem, freshness rises, and the Spirit sings if one merely has the eyes and ears to hear. A radical life has eyes and ears for the deepest purposes of God.”
          Our problem is that we have such a hard time being so passionate only for God. We find our pleasures elsewhere, not realizing they are but shadowy substitutes for the reality of HIM. We don’t treasure the treasure; we need God’s assistance. What is often most broken in us is our “want to”.
          But what God does for us, He does in us. He will help us to “treasure the treasure”. When we are motivated, we will move mountains to find it. Join with me in this prayer—“God give us, above all else, that one true desire for Your kingdom. Show us our poverty—and make us desperate for You.”
-Pastor Dino Griffin