This morning God reminded me of a dream I once had.  I believe it was 2016.  I dreamt of a house, a huge house.  Throughout the house I found hidden treasures.

Today…I believe God is saying…it’s TIME…time to search out, dig, and find the treasures He has hidden for us!  There are there.  We must press in and find them!  Isn’t that exciting!

As I said, throughout the dream, I found hidden treasures.  I even found money.

Days after the dream, Breanne and Brailee began finding hidden treasures.  It was amazing.  And it was confirmation of the importance of the dream God had given me.

This morning, God reminded me of something that happened with Brailee during that time.  As I searched it out and re-read it, I was amazed at what God is saying today.

Brailee was five years old at the time. One day she asked me to take her to Walgreens.

I asked her what she wanted at Walgreens, she replied, “I lost Lambie and I need to get another one.”  Lambie, for those of you who don’t know, is a little lamb on the Doc McStuffin cartoon.  Walgreens carries these little squishy toys, small, hand size toys in different characters, with Lambie being Brailee’s favorite.  On Monday we went to Walgreens.  We went through all the little squishy toys in the box, but no Lambie.  I told Brailee they must have sold all the Lambie’s and we would have to get something else.  This did not satisfy her.

The next day, we were running errands and she again wanted to go to Walgreens.  She was quite insistent that we had to go and get a Lambie, I told her that we already looked and there was no Lambie.  She said, “we have to try again.”  I again took her to Walgreens to look for Lambie.  No Lambie.

A few days went by and Brailee spent the night with me.  The next morning when she woke up, she jumped out of bed and exclaimed, “Nana, we have to go!”  “Where are we going?” I asked.  She responded, “we have to go to Walgreens, Lambie is there!”  I said, “Brailee, we have looked all through that store several times, honey, there is no Lambie.”  She would not take no for an answer.  “Nana!  Get me dressed, Lambie is at Walgreens!”

I did not want to go to Walgreens, but off we went.  I had Bryson take her to the toy aisle while I grabbed something on another aisle.  I walked over to the toy aisle in time to hear Brailee sadly say, “Nana, they don’t have a Lambie in this box, me and Bryson looked.”

I said, “honey, I told you that already.” But nothing would stop this child, she continued to look and look.  I watched as she opened a little music box.  I could hardly believe my eyes.  There, hidden in that little music box was…Lambie!  I don’t know how it got there, but there it was!  She squealed, “see Nana, I told you!!!”

Brailee was sure she had a hidden treasure.  She would not give up until she laid her hands on it.  Oh, that we could have that same faith.

I know many of you are tired of hearing prophecy after prophecy of wonderful and amazing things coming your way. I know some of you are tired of pressing in.  This I can tell you, it will be worth it all.  You do have hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.

God has promised us an inheritance.  It is ours. We must seek until we lay hold of it.  We must continue pressing in even when we feel we have exhausted all our faith.

Think of the fishermen in the Bible.  They had toiled all night long and caught nothing.  They were exhausted.  They had done all they knew to do yet they were willing to try one more time.  Why?  Because they knew the words of Jesus to be truth.  Just as we should.

Just like Brailee, there is something inside of us, deep inside,  that is fully persuaded that God has something for us.  We may have looked and expected before and found disappointment.  We must look again.  Just like the fishermen.  Just like Brailee, we have to keep going back and dig until we find it.

For how long?  Until we lay hold of it.  We know it is there.  We can’t give up now.  We must keep pressing forth.  We cannot let go of the promises of God.

We must knock and keep on knocking.  We must seek and keep on seeking.  We must press and keep on pressing.  We cannot quit.  We cannot give up.  God has given us His word and His word will not fail us.

Hebrews 10:36, in the Amplified Bible says; For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away and enjoy to the full what is promised.

That’s what I saw in Brailee.  A steadfast faith to keep digging.  An assurance that what she wanted was there.  She would not give up.  In the end, she carried away her promise.  So shall we.  Friends, we have hidden treasures.  It’s time to dig them out.  It’s time to lay hold of them.

 

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