"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,
and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46
Today, I want to make room for you, my precious Jesus, to lay on the altar the busy-ness, the works, the duties. I do not want to have lived my whole life being an American Christian, doing what is expected, but having a cold heart to eternal issues, people in need of compassion, in need of my time, in need of my touch or word. Please, Lord, restore to me the joy of my salvation. Let my worship of you be fresh, new, filled with adoration and delight in you as a baby delights in the mother who nurses her.
Let your heart be filled today with pleasure at those who treasure you, see you, look for you above all else that occupies our minutes. Let my heart please you as I look at all of my life today through the grid of seeing and loving you. You are my pearl of great price. Let me give up all else to cherish you.