Wednesday 2nd of August 

“He sells everything he owns and buys the field.”

Matthew 13:44-46

As we go through life, we realise quickly that we can’t always have everything our own way and that things we want come at a cost. For love, we must give up something for another, such as our free time and money, for certain things we want.

Similarly, in following Jesus, we must make sacrifices if we want to follow him and invest time in getting closer to Jesus. But no sacrifice that we make for Jesusgoesunrewardedbyhim. Jesusisalwaysbyour side, and when we seek him will find him, but we need to make an effort to experience the living God and his love.

This week, we may examine what our treasures are and what are the most important things in our lives. What is hidden in our hearts that we may want to get “sell”? Do we make an effort to pray daily? What do we want to give up to make space for things that Jesus has in store for us?

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