The Kingdom of God is like a great pearl that when a man finds it he takes and gives everything that he has that he might obtain it. (Matt. 13:45, 46)

We often think that we have done this because of some great sacrifice of money or family or material things we have lost. That is only the beginning. God knows everything that your heart seeks to have, enjoy or covets. He knows every secret desire.

If you are truly seeking Him, He will gently, persistently ask for everyone of these things that has greater value to you than Him. He does not only want what you have, He wants to know He has what you are — your reputation, your hopes, your plans, your future, your safety nets. Only when you give everything to obtain Him are you truly abandoned to God. This is True Faith. (TV – 11/26/08)