Treasures in the Earthen Vessels around you.
“I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.”
You won’t find treasures in secret places while living and operating in a superficial way. While most of us are just hoping this means money, it also applies to the more valuable assets of business, ministry and everyday life: people. There are resources, rare and precious, which God has placed in people who are sometimes hiding in plain sight, but which go unnoticed because our interaction with and ministry to them has been superficial at best.
Leaders, today I challenge you, I DARE you to slow down for a day or two. Take a detailed inventory of who and what god placed around you. Begin a thorough prayer inspection of the human assets within your reach, and take notes. Take the time to let God give you a specific plan of discipleship, mentoring, deliverance and development for the people he has entrusted to your care. Anyone can preach to them and teach them. They have ten thousand instructors in Christ, but will you dare to be a father?