The deeper we allow ourselves to experience a relationship with God, the more we realize we NEVER again want to miss His blessings. This is truly one of the greatest discoveries I’ve had in my walk with God. Amidst the limitations of our mortal experience, His wisdom, love and power are unparalleled! We cannot discover this miraculous existence with God until we surrender our heart, mind and soul to Him. It is to our own tragic detriment–that we EVER resist Him. Because we are deluded by the false promises of happiness from the world, we reject Him and thus, we abandon the common sense that our Creator has given us. Ah, but when we discover the experience of Him, we are like a beggar who has discovered a chest of gold nuggets buried in the back yard or a starving man who has discovered a sumptuous feast! We realize that the beliefs of our lifetime that–our highest joy and purpose would be found begging in the streets and eating corn husks—was a horrible delusion! We are confounded by the discovery that what we needed the most was readily accessible through the surrender of our heart to God. This reminds me of the timeless message from Job regarding the prosperity found in our submission to Him: “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines, then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you.” (Job 22:21-25) No amount of the world’s prosperity or success can compare to the richness of a relationship with God; however until we experience it, we continue to settle for what the world convinces us is better than Him! When we experience Him, we want everyone to discover the glorious treasure. He gives richly of His wisdom, power and love–to those who seek Him!