God’s Treasure

We have just entered our fifth month being full-time with Treasured Trials Ministry. On February 17th, I will have had Arachnoiditis for two years. It is
the day my fiery trial began. A day we will never forget.

We had no idea what was taking place at the time. As I look back at these last two years, I have learned so much. God has taken me to the wilderness, like
Moses was, to prove to me many things. Moses had to learn many things before God selected him for his great mission of leading the children of Israel
out of bondage. I am sure as Moses spent 40 years alone with God in the desert he must have questioned his circumstances, surroundings and what it was all
about, as I have. Moses discovered that the time he spent in isolation, with God, he learned many things that would one day prove to himself, in his
leadership, and to all of Israel, that God had a plan for His chosen people.  Not only that, but that all the world would one day be able to look back,
reflect and learn that Moses’ hardships in life were but a time of demonstrating His purposes and how one handles these times in their lives.

I believe Moses to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, leaders of all times but it is only through his submissiveness to his Lord in a time of not
understanding, a time of loneliness, a time of despair, a time of feeling useless and more. Nonetheless, Moses unknowingly used his time of personal
trial to promote him to a time of prospering for his Lord.

In I Peter 1:7, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ,” the theme for ministry “Treasured Trials,” we are taught to realize and believe God’s word is true and
teaches all of us to look at our trial and compare it to gold. Gold is a precious substance, who wouldn’t desire a few ounces of it, but seriously, who
desires our faith to be tried and tested? We should. We should desire it more than we would desire gold. We will always have times of questioning what God is
doing, but never doubt Him, because His way is best and most valuable, even more than gold.

We must never forget how God feels about us, His children. Exodus 19:3-7, “And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on
eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto
me above all people: for all the earth is mine. And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt
speak unto the children of Israel. And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD
commanded him.” God speaks to Moses and tells him to go back to the people and let them know that He spared their lives from the Egyptians and when it didn’t look good, He brought victory to them. He said, “How I bare you on eagles wings and brought you unto myself.” In verse 5, He said if you obey when you have the trial of your faith then you will be a “peculiar treasure unto me above all people.”

God calls us His treasure. I like being called God’s treasure. He even said, above all people. What precious substance is everyone wanting now? Gold. God
says we are more of a treasure to Him than all the earth and He owns all the earth.

We are getting many calls and talking to many through Treasured Trials Ministries of people who are in the wilderness. We hear, “my grandchildren are
being taken away,” “my husband doesn’t love me,” “my wife left me,” “I just found out I have cancer,” “I am losing my home,” “I lost my job,” “my home
burned to the ground,” “we want children so badly,” “my daughter just told me she is gay,” to name a few of many heartaches, and will continue to hear these
and more until the Lord returns. Trials come in many ways. It is times like these we must understand that God bears us up on eagle’s wings and brings us to
Him. Trials are what God uses to bring us to Him.

I hope you will treasure your trial because God’s treasure is us going through our trials successfully, not just enduring it until it is over.