Last night, I spent some time with the Association of Baptist Students at The Hedge, their Tuesday night gathering. I talked about going “all in for the kingdom” and shared from the parables Jesus told about the value of discovering the rule and reign of Christ over all things.
The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field. Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it.
~ Matthew 13:44-46 NLT
When you discover something as infinitely fulfilling and valuable as a personal relationship with King Jesus, you go “all in.” You sell everything else and let nothing stop you from obtaining all of the abundant life God wants to offer you.
Today, I stumbled across a movie less than twenty minutes long. And if you have twenty minutes, you have to watch Jack and the Dustbowl.
It’s HD – watch it full screen!
Whitestone Motion Pictures proudly presents Jack and the Dustbowl, a short film about overcoming adversity and making the impossible, possible.
Jack Spriggs, a poor dust bowl farmer from Alabama, is determined to keep his family’s land. Set during the Great Depression, record heat waves and over-farming have turned the once fertile soil into worthless dust. Refusing to become a victim of his circumstances, Jack embraces his surroundings and digs in. Jack’s tenacious spirit and ingenuity will either keep his family together or he’ll lose everything trying.
When you find real treasure… sell everything else.
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