Day 1: T for Treasure
Begin with a couple of minutes of stillness and silence, to let go of the things on your mind and to become aware of God’s presence.
READ 1 Timothy 6:19 (GNT)
In this way they will store up for themselves a treasure which will be a solid foundation for the future. And then they will be able to win the life which is true life.
The verse before the one above explains, that we can store up treasure by:
- doing good,
- being rich in good works,
- being generous and
- being ready and willing to share with others.
One way of incorporating the activities listed above is by ‘treasure hunting.’ The concept of ‘treasure hunting’ has been developed and used by some churches, as a way of showing God’s love and healing in the community, (outside of the church building) and predominantly with those who have not yet encountered Jesus. It is a form of evangelism, in which believers go out into the community to find and bless, the people God has prepared for them to meet, through words of knowledge (1 Corinthians 12:8).
Kevin Dedmon’s book, describes how to conduct treasure hunts and has many amazing examples of how God touched people through ‘treasure hunts’, (The Ultimate Treasure Hunt ,Destiny Image 2007.) and the film Father of Lights by Darren Wilson, also shows examples from around the world (Father of Lights Wanderlust Productions 2012).
Choose a word, phrase, or even the whole verse to silently ponder on. Turn it over and over in your mind and see what God will show you through it.
PRAY the Lord’s Prayer
Carry your chosen word/phrase/verse into the day with you and repeat it at intervals during the day.
Make a note of the insights you gained from this verse in your journal.