When we wake to the things of God, to a kingdom not of this world, we begin to recognize the worship all around us. We hear it in the breeze on a hot day, the smell after the rain, the sound of children’s laughter, the touch of a loved one, the smile of a stranger, the blood pumping through our veins. They all testify that there is a God. His kingdom becomes our reality. With each step closer to Jesus, we see more clearly. Our lives become a process of constant revelation. God longs to be found by us. “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29). Great treasure is available to those that seek.
Many of us are constantly searching for the ever-elusive treasure map to happiness and success. We hold off on living, true and completely living in the here and now, because we are consumed with a false hope sold to us by this fallen world. We set our sails in pursuit of health, financial prosperity, and comfort. All the while, God is offering so much more, and the world is really just stealing our joy, our peace, and our days. I am so guilty. I have a Post-it note on my computer that says, “Be here.” I must daily remind myself to be here, today; to live in this moment. On the days I get it, I find more riches than any pirate’s map has ever led to.
Taken from The Happiest Place on Earth as it is in Heaven, chapter 6.