A couple of years ago one of Danny’s friends from South Africa told him that he felt Danny was supposed to go dig at the Arkansas Diamond Mine. This mine is actually a huge field of dirt with no grass or greener at all. It looks quite barren.
Well Danny did. He spent most of an entire day digging, sifting and looking. He found nothing of any real value. However people do find diamonds and other semi precious stones. Mostly found by people who keep looking and keep digging.
What I now believe God was doing was showing us both that we would need to know how to mime for God’s riches in a barren field we would encounter in Life. Both Danny and I had to dig deeper through illness and issues to find the truly valuable and keep it close to us all the way.
Oh beloved, God delights in perseverance and in spiritual vision. Sometimes we have to dig for the valuable in the midst of our open, barren fields.
Your barren field is full of uncovered gems. God is saying to you this morning, Go and dig. Explore the depths. Ask Him for tools to help you in your pursuit of Him and His riches. He intends to meet your every need even in the harshest environment. He intends to give you insight even when you see nothing in the natural. When He says go that is your time to go. He sees more and knows more than you can. But as you follow Him obediently you will unearth gems of the Spirit that will pay the way for your victory!
You may not be able to see it or even less feel it, but your barren field is about to produce a bumper crop! Pray, dig into God’s Word, plow your fallow ground and watch as He changes you and your surroundings in monumental, supernatural ways!
God loves you and he’s for you. That’s why you can trust him and heed his words. Run to him this morning and thank him. And bless his name for the riches that are yours for the uncovering. And walk in the security of all he tells you in the light of his mercy and grace.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 2:3-4 Cry out for insight,
and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver;
seek them like hidden treasures.
Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.