My eyes eagerly scan the goods piled in heaps around the store.
Like my cat, Boo, crouched down ready to pounce on an unsuspecting lizard. Not even knowing what it is I’m looking for, I do know the familiar lunge my heart takes when my sights lock in on a treasure. My pulse quickens as I casually glide across the room to inspect my latest find.
Is it in good shape? The right size? Does it need work? And always…is the price right?
Yay or Nay.
I’m extremely decisive, especially when it comes to treasure hunting.
The latest trophy hails from a thrifting expedition in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. I visited Tish to stay at Miranda Lambert’s bed & breakfast The Ladysmith.
Do you see it? My treasure? Can you pick it from this picture…
Tucked in the back under an old light and a plate?
A classic grey metal typewriter table.
Do you know that familiar feeling when your eyes land on a prized trinket?
It brings me back to the playground days of elementary school where the popular game of Red Rover was often played. I always wanted to be picked. I always wanted those eyes to land on me and say, “Red Rover, Red Rover can Kim come over.”
Do you long to be like a treasure plucked from the obscurity of a thrift store pile? For eyes to settle on you and joyfully proclaim, “I chose you!”
Have you ever considered God’s excitement when he looks out into the crowd and sees you? He sees your heart so full of love it could burst. All he wants to do is gather you up, give you everything you need and set you down in the perfect place he has planned for you.
Like the big claw reaching down into the arcade game crammed full with stuffed animals, his grasp never slips, he never misses. Cherry picking from the crowd he scoops up those whose heart’s are all in.
There is no inspection on condition, work needed or price. The price has already been paid. All it takes is a heart for the Lord.
But we hesitate to go, we look away like the kid in class who doesn’t want to be called on. Our hearts want to serve but our humanness says we aren’t enough.
Sister – of course you aren’t enough! Because only He is.
When our heart is knitted close to God’s he will show us His mighty power, it actually lives inside of us. Christ wants to be the heavy hitter, providing everything for us to carry out our calling. God has the perfect place, the perfect job, the perfect purpose for those who love him.
So today, when God’s eyes roam, look up and lock your gaze on the best prize. Answer when he calls your name. Rest in the pleasure of being a chosen one. He’s got the rest, you just need to show up.
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