The Only Treasure

I used to enjoy going to work in the prison. After my battle with some people in higher positions started, I dreaded the atmosphere, but not the work. I knew from the beginning that the Lord wanted me to learn so much by bringing me into this dark place after I injured my neck in 1997. The moment He found me, I knew that He started working in my heart. Despite being surrounded with evilness and darkness, He blessed me tremendously as soon as I started working here and got out of my comfort zone from the hospital.

And He continues to bless me by faithfully being there at this troubling time.

I looked around and observed the people I worked with.

Those who loved money had been killing themselves working extra, longer hours to earn more.

Those who were conscious with the way they looked, often, talked about undergoing cosmetic procedures to maintain their physical beauty.

Those who were seeking pleasures for themselves were seeking in wrong places to satisfy whatever hunger their bodies had.

Those who wanted power only acted to feed their interests and they often spoke only about their accomplishments.

My self-fulfillment and satisfaction only occurred when Christ found me. What this world programmed in my heart was being replaced with His work in me. The process was painful. And it is still on-going…But nothing in this world would ever equal the joy and peace that Christ gives to a surrendered heart.

Christ indeed is the only treasure that fulfills everything.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

"For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen." - Romans 11:36 (NLT)

11 comments:

  1. "What this world programmed in my heart was being replaced with His work in me. The process was painful. And it is still on-going…But nothing in this world would ever equal the joy and peace that Christ gives to a surrendered heart. "

    So well spoken Rosel. Praise God for our sweet surrender.

    hugs,
    Patrina <")>><

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  2. A surrendered heart doesn't happen overnight. It happens in stages... and I believe that the process is still on going in your life, in mine, and in anyone who truly desires to make his or her life truly CHristlike.

    Even in blogging, this is true.

    You find blogs where self is on the throne by what the words that are written there day after day.

    But there is room to change, and room to grow.

    God is patient and doesn't jump to conclusions about us because He already knows the end and outcome of our choices.

    I praise God that I am a part of your journey, and can see how He is working out His purposes in your lives.

    Keep holding on to HIm, dear Rosel.

    Love
    Lidj

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  3. The devil isn't trying to discourage those who are busying themselves with things that will fade away, but he is surely going after those who are seeking to be a shining light in a dark place. God will give you the grace you need!

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  4. One of the things that has always struck me as I've read your accounts from work, is what a good nurse you are (and this is coming from an administrator who has worked with LOTS of different nurses over the years). I'm so blessed as I read your blog and get a glimpse into your sweet heart of devotion to our Savior. I'm looking forward to reading about all the good things that God is going to be doing through this situation that you're having to deal with right now.

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  5. It's the same thing in sales. I've seen way too much as well traveling with weak men and women..drinking, falling prey to people they meet in bars when their spouse is at home (with kids!) I'm so glad you are a bright light among the dark places, Rosel. I love you for that.

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  6. Its easy to get discouraged...but Jesus is always with you.YOU ARE never alone!
    Love the song, and the singer has a beautiful breathless voice of pure love. I wonder, is she singing in tonges?? Have a blessed and happy day.. much love Crystal xx

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  7. Praise GOD for learning early HE is the only thing that can meet ALL our needs.

    Praying for you,
    andrea

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  8. Christ indeed is the only treasure that fulfills everything. Amen and Amen!!!

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  9. Hi -

    You shall come forth as pure gold!

    Lamentations 3:37 - KJV
    Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?

    Psalm 33:9-11 - KJV
    For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

    The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

    The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever; the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

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  10. You are amazing...I love to see how you use scripture with what happens in your life. It is a gift.As Iread past posts it is so plain to see that your strength and wisdom does indeed come from the Lord.

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