As we await what will only be revealed in the light of Christ’s face, what is at our fingertips in God’s Word and what is discoverable of Him beyond are still more than we could exhaust in a lifetime. We can tremble in fear over all we can’t see or revel in every speck we can, for in Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Hidden. Not displayed. This is holy hide and seek. We dig and discover. It beats archeology by a landslide because the words are still alive. Imagine digging up the fossil of a fish that can still swim. If we sit with empty arms crossed, pouting over what Jesus is apparently unwilling to show us, we forfeit laps spilling over with treasures He was happy to uncover. Buried treasures are planted right there in the soil of your path where you can seek them and find them.
Buried treasures are those set for discovery on a holy timer. They are appointed words in due season. Nothing on earth is like divine revelation. Nothing compares to the Holy Spirit quickening His own words, making them clean air to our pollution-congested lungs and lamplight to our clouded understanding. When we don’t find what we seek, we still don’t shut His Word empty handed. Like rummaging through closets and drawers in our homes, we stumble on one meaningful thing looking for another.
Scripture is too high to get to the top of it. Scripture is too deep to get to the bottom of it. However, if we brave our brief lives walking, crawling, swimming, sitting, and wading right in the middle of it, we will gain more wisdom than the world’s sages.
Keep pleading above all else for Jesus to show you glimpses of His glory, His kingdom, and His ways on the page, and, there in the periphery, He will always show you what you need to know about yourself. Make the most of seeking Jesus, and He will leverage every ounce you bring to the mix and will make the most of your life offering. You steward His gifts, and He will steward you. The breathtaking you the world needs to see is the one drenched to the bone in Jesus. You have no idea how gorgeous you are, soaked in the radiance of His glory. You don’t have to go find yourself. Spend your life hunting Jesus down, and He’ll make sure your full calling—start to finish—hunts you down. Seek Him with your whole being even if you’re in a thousand pieces, and He will sweep you up in His unseen arms, equip you, grow you, develop you, and show you where to set your foot next.
This was an excerpt from Session 5 of Beth Moore’s latest study, The Quest: An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God. In this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, respond to the questions of God, and bring your questions before Him. The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a sentence speaks of curiosity, interest, and perhaps doubt—let this mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.