“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” – Matthew 13:45-46
“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.” Philippians 3:7-8
Jesus, You are the pearl of great price. My greatest treasure. Worth everything that I have and more. Nothing on this earth could ever compare to You, nothing can compete with You, and nothing is worth not having You.
Whatever I had before, whatever I could ever gain in this life, it’s nothing compared to the worth of knowing You. I will gladly lose everything for Your sake. Your love is better than life to me. I would rather spend just one single day in Your presence, than thousands of them anywhere else.
Jesus, You are worth the surrender of everything. Today, I will not hold tightly to possessions or accolades. Both are revealed to be rubbish in the light of Your presence. Today, I will remember the treasure I have in You and the incredible gift of knowing You.