Finding the Most Precious Things On Earth

At the entrance of a manufacturing plant, a sign read: “If you’re like a wheelbarrow, going no further than you’re pushed, you need not apply for work here!” God has hidden the precious things on Earth in such a way that finding them is a reward to the diligent . . . a prize to the industrious . . . but a disappointment to the lazy. The nut is hidden in its shell. The pearl is buried at the bottom of the ocean. Gold is imprisoned in the mountain. Gems are only found when you crush rock, and oil and gas are deep within the earth. Even the ground only gives its harvest to the hard-working farmer. God says, “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Apparently, half-hearted seeking won’t bring the desired result. Whole-heartedness is required. I’ve half-hearted, empty-hearted, and even broken-hearted. But, whole-hearted is the only way to live. Seek God with all your heart, and He promises to give what is priceless and will last forever! What a great way to live!