Hidden Treasures


This morning I looked out the back window to see two birds hopping from branch to branch.  They were burying their beaks in clumps of flowers in a busy way.  I was trying to see if there was a pattern to which branch they choose.  The only thing I could tell was they were purposeful, not lackadaisical in their mission.

They were seeking hidden treasures.

Some of the branches where weighted from the rain the night before and became a precarious perch, however, resting lightly they would still stay, and then would take flight and nestle on a sturdier one to drink longer.

I watched for a while, knowing if I moved from the window to grab a camera, I would startle them.  So I just enjoyed the moment.

A few minutes later I sat down to enjoy my daily devotion from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young where she spoke of approaching each new day desiring to find Him.  Finding the hidden treasures strategically placed along the way, each day.  Some treasures are trials, designed to shake us free from earth-shackles.  Others are blessings designed to reveal Him.  Things like sunshine, flowers, birds, friendships, answered prayer.

He is there all along the way.  We just need to seek the hidden treasures.

I love to think of this as when He shows me Godincidences, something that He had happen in a remarkable way, and if I’m being still I’ll notice.

I need to be a more purposeful bird seeking the hidden treasures on the branches of my day, drinking them in.  Too often I go about my day and forget to notice the all treasures He has placed along the way.  I might find  myself on a precarious perch and I’m too busy thinking about when I’m going to get off, not what treasures are there.  I need to be a purposeful bird, finding the treasures, regardless of the breezes that flow through the branches, secure in the fact that the treasures are there.

Forgive me Lord, when I forget this.  Thank you Lord for forgiving me, immediately, when I confess this, and blessing me with your loving reminders of your love.  Amen.

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  Colossians 2:2,3


7 thoughts on “Hidden Treasures

  1. Beautiful story and I love the thoughts behind the words. I’m sorry I haven’t been by in a while – caught up in the tangle of life.
    How are you faring? Are you settling into a new pattern okay?
    Hope you are well-

    • Thank you, Sue! I’ve been picturing you squirreled away writing up a storm, going to writing conferences, exchanging these massive creative endeavors you’ve come up with. Tangle of life….I get that, with all the threads pulling everywhere. I’ve been feeling in limbo right now trying to find a pattern. Hugs back at ya! Denise

      • I so wish I was living the life you describe. Alas, the writing is squeezed in at odd times due to my mother’s poor health and me increasing hours at work for the summer. It never seems to end, you know?
        Well, I hope you find that pattern. I know it’s exciting and scary and I wish you all the best.

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