Inspiration through Bible sharing 13

Bible sharing text for today

(Mathew 19:21-22)

“If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.”

What has touched me

The phrase that has touched me in this gospel text is “you will have treasure in heaven.” Nothing can be more precious than treasure in heaven. Those who enjoy treasure in heaven are the angels and saints. I wish to become a saint so that I can enjoy treasure in heaven. I understand the words “go, sell what you have…” to mean that I should not focus my attention on earthly things.

Resolution

I resolve not to put my heart on earthly possessions but to focus on heavenly treasures.

Word of life

My word of life is perfect. I understand by this to mean being correct in God’s eyes; living an upright life. To do this is to follow Jesus; to live a holy life.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I pray you to grant me the grace to be perfect; to focus on heavenly treasures.

As he loves me

As you have given me
Your love,
I have every reason to be
The happiest person
On planet earth;
Your love means so much
To me;
It is more than silver;
It is gold;
It is everything;
And no earthly treasure
Can beat that gold.

Of all the love
In the world,
None is more than
God’s love for me.
His is the sweetest
Of all love;
He loves me so much
He gave his only son
To die a shameful death
On the cross for me.

After the worst suffering
On the road to calvary
With the heaviest cross,
Jesus died for me;
And saved me
From eternal damnation.
That same love
I owe fellow humans;
As he commands us
To love one another,
As he has loved us.

The treasure of tomorrow

What is the treasure of tomorrow?
The young are tomorrow’s jewel;
Our progeny, our gold;
They are our hope,
And our pride;
With energy and enthusiasm
They bustle;
A blessing is our offspring;
If you want them to grow,
That is laudable, indeed;
Then you go ahead and help;
Do something to keep them up;
Do what you should do;
Give them a chance;
You owe them a duty to do so;
To facilitate;
Above all,
Do not stand on their way;
You cannot do that;
If you do, it will be sinful;
You will be
A barrier to their growth.
Which is contradictory by itself;
But, you know,
The young are meant to grow;
Once you’re born,
You haven’t a choice
But to grow;
Yes, they must grow;
Give the young a chance to grow;
The young want their chance
To grow;
Make our treasure
Of tomorrow realize
The fullness of their being.

Take the road to Paradise

Take the road to Paradise;
If it is Paradise you seek,
Miss not your way;
If we want to go to heaven,
Take the road that leads there;
What is it most in life
You cherish?
Heavenly riches or
Earthly possessions?
Where sits your heart,
What is your priority;
Are you focused
On earthly wealth
Or on heavenly treasures?
That’s where sits your life;
On that foundation
On which you build
The edifice of your life,
Shall your life stand;
I shall build mine
On a bedrock.
The foundation
Of the Word of God;
I shall seek first,
The kingdom of God;
And can you guess what?
Eternity will be my reward;
“All these other things
Shall be added unto you”;
Thus, teaches the Bible.
When you seek God,
The King of the universe,
Surely you find;
And when you find God,
Abundantly, he rewards you.
No one seeks God
And does not find,
And no one who finds him
Ever goes empty handed.
The best choice to make,
Is to take the road
To Paradise.
It will be rough
With bumps and potholes;
But leads to the best
Anyone can ever desire:
God’s heavenly kingdom.

Treasure’s hideout

I love the storehouse
Of knowledge called books;
And wonder if anyone doesn’t;
And why they wouldn’t;
Except from ignorance;
What books have done for me,
Is hard to tell;
No human being has done;
And I know it’s same
for many.
Books are more than
A gold mine.
And nothing can be compared
To a good book.
Some books have magical power;
Or let me say
Something like magical power;
They can transform someone;
Some books can take you
From the bottom of the ladder
To the top;
From the foot of the mountain
To its summit.
That is how powerful
Books can be.
Books are treasure’s hideout;
A store house of everything good.

These amazing souls (Be inspired today 100 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

I want to be like these
Amazing souls;
These men and women
I meet on the blogosphere,
Who teach me
To go out
Of my little self;
And meet people;
And give to fellow humans;
It’s not just about me;
About me alone is selfish;
It’s greed;
And what is ruining the world;
It’s much more about others;
Others are the treasure
I desperately seek;
That gold I want;
My golden crown
Will come from others;
Many don’t know;
That’s it – others;
They hold the key;
No others, no access
To Treasureland.
When shall I have this
Indelibly printed
In my skull?
Are you aware of this?
Take it in;
No others, nothing;
No others, no treasure;
No others, no success;
No others, no victory;
Help me O Lord,
To be like these
Amazing souls
Who know
The value of others;
And put others ahead,
Not behind me;
And go for others
Not waiting for others
To come to me.
I strongly want
To be like
These amazing souls.
I want to love others;
To treasure others;
And go for them always.

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If my happiness is your joy, your happiness is my joy.

I am amazed at the number of people who like to see me happy. It’s so wonderful how caring people can be. That is the kind of world we need; a world where love prevails; where we like to see others happy; and actually do things to make others happy.

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You are my greatest treasure.

Where is Treasure Island?

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Looking for Tresure Island;
The land that is full of treasure;
Where is Treasure Island?
Who knows its location?
I want to go to Treasure Island;
I want to get some treasure;
Which is found on Treasure Island.
If you know where this Island is found,
Do me the favor to take me there;
Take me to Treasure Island.