Saturday, October 22, 2011


Hello everyone. I hope that you had a phenomenal week. I know that I did. I was on vacation this week. Last weekend I was in my hometown of  Cleveland Ohio to celebrate with my family the 90th birthday of my grandmother Lottie Mitchell. It is an incredible blessing to have my maternal grandmother in my life. Being in her presence is evidence of God's goodness resting on her life. My grandmother has been an great influence in my life and I count her as one of the many gifts that God has given me.

This past week I sat in presence of God and listened to Him speak to me concerning the present and future. On my drive back home from Cleveland I drove through the Blue Ridge Mountain, what a testimony to he creative genius of God, meditating and worshipping God. This entire week has been one of rest in the presence of God as I reflected on the seasons that I have passed through and am currently in.

I wanted to write a blog yesterday but I didn't have anything to write. And so I rejoice that the Holy Spirit deposited this word in my spirit to write here today. I believe that these words will really motivate you to take some time to discover what God has planted in your heart that is now ready to come forth.

Do you know what treasure lives inside of you? Are you aware of the value that has been placed inside of you by God? Have you ever taken inventory of the wealth that lives in you?

If you don;t know what I'm talking about I want to give you the five-fold treasure that lives in you.

1. Purpose: You were created in the image of God to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion in the earth. These descriptions are given to us in Genesis 1:28. Every human being on the planet Earth was given this purpose. And even though our image was broken by sin in Jesus Christ we have a restored image to accomplish our purpose. Your purpose is the treasure in you.

2. Vision: On my Wednesday's blog I talked about living with Vision and so I won't repeat myself here. But I will say that the Vision in you is treasure because it is the gateway to your future. Purpose is who I am to do what I was born to do. Vision is what I see to do what I was born to do. Your vision is the treasure in you.

3. Ability: God placed Adam in the garden to tend it and keep it. God gave Adam a place where he could demonstrate his ability. God put Adam in an environment to succeed.  God has given each one of us a place to demonstrate our ability. It can be your home, your job or business, your church or your community. Ability has to have a place to express itself. Your ability is the treasure inside of you.

4. Intelligence: God gave Adam intelligence. Genesis 2:19 says that God brought every animal to Adam to be named. God gave Adam an opportunity to express his  intelligence by giving him a situation and then watched how he handled it. Intelligence is the ability to find solutions to any matter. God challenges our intelligence not by what we know but by how we are able to answer situations. Your intelligence is the treasure inside of you.

5. Recognition: When God brought the woman to Adam he immediately recognized her. Adam knew who she was. He knew that she was created for him. Adam had what I call INTUITIVE RECOGNITION. Adam knew who the woman was although God never said who she was. There are times when you don't have information but you know when God is bringing someone into your life for a certain purpose. You perceive that God is bringing someone into your life for a divine connection. Recognition not only applies to people but it also applies to situations. Recognition is the treasure inside of you.

With all of this treasure in us why are we not living at our full potential? Why are we not living incredible lives? Because the treasure inside of us has been buried by all the junk inside of us. The treasure has been buried by years of fear, doubt, unbelief, mental limitations and sociological messages. To discover the treasures that God has deposited in you you have to go dig for it. You have to reject everything in you that says to you what you can't do and you have to keep digging until you reach what God has placed inside of you. And then you bring the treasure to the surface by speaking it, meditating on it and doing it.

I pray that you find everything that God has deposited in you. Everything that God has placed in you is the keys to live an incredible life!


  1. It's great that you celebrated the 90th birthday of your grandmother. My grandmother was 100 when she passed back in 2004.

  2. Thanks, Bernard. I love the idea of the deposit God's made in me.

  3. Thank you for your wonderful message. God has given us all unique and wonderful talents and treasures. We should rejoice in uncovering them and begin using them for His purpose--for our purpose. What is so beautiful about that is life becomes simpler when we live on purpose. There is less reason to stress, less reason to worry, and less reason to struggle. If everything we do is aligned with our purpose, life becomes easy. Be blessed today, and thank you for your words.

  4. Thank Cecelia for your kind words. Praise God for the longevity that He gave your grandmother. May He give you the same number of years so that you can continue to write books that bless the world.

  5. Thanks Lisa for coming by. I appreciate your coment.

  6. Thank you Tanya. You have made such great observations. And I recognize that you are a deposit in my life. Thanks for being you.

  7. I think, also, I tend to "strive," when I should be leaning on God and not myself. It's God's indwelling with His gifts that helps us. "Cease striving and know that I am God," the Bible says.

    I don't know how anyone accomplishes anything without God. Certainly you are right, we have such precious treasure within us, may God help us to listen to Him and not that other voice that wants to destroy us. God has given us everything we need to life our life for Him.

    I think also, Bernard, that God brings certain people together to share a vision. Thanks for all you do for the John 3:16 Marketing Network.

  8. Thanks Lorilyn for stoppinng by. The human drive in us makes us strive. In 2007 the Holy Spirit started to teach me how to rest in Him and stop striving. Striving is depending on me to make something happen and rest is doing what He has called me to do in harmony and agreement with Him.