Yesterday, as some folks in our fellowship prayed for me, I had one of those rare times when I heard the Lord very directly speak to my inner man.
He said I had laid up many treasures in heaven from a life spend serving Him and His people.
He let me know I could begin a new season of life, in transition toward my life to come, with the settled peace of His pleasure and honor.
Then He asked, however, if I was willing to spend those treasures, over whatever remaining time He chooses to give me, by investing them in others?
Was I willing to take all that I had learned, and all that I had become, and give myself and my accumulated spiritual riches away – without any rights or expectations?
I teared up, and told the Lord I never cared about honor, treasure or reward in this life or in any life to come. I just wanted to honor and serve Him.
To me, that has always been my greatest privilege.
And so I responded, “Of course, yes Lord.”
“Here I am, let me spend my accumulated treasure on others.”
A peace washed over me, and the Lord said OK.
That’s all, just OK.
Investing His Kingdom
The Kingdom of God is an exquisite pearl – and a treasure in the field – which comes at great price.
Some of us have paid a high price for it.
The Lord understands, and takes pleasure in graciously honoring us for all we have given to obtain His Kingdom.
But God sometimes asks if we are willing to then give His Kingdom – with all the things we’ve come to understand, come to be and come to rightly expect – to others.
I Give Myself Away
Later, during our time of fellowship together, we sang “I give myself away”.
All I could do was silently cry in gratitude for the privilege of doing so.