What is precious to you? Precious means valuable, of great worth, beloved, much prized. There are so many things people consider precious today. What is the intrinsic value of what you consider precious? This word prompt comes at a moment in time when dealing with family issues, transitioning, changing perspective, accepting new challenges and changing directions for the future.
What stands out as precious to me is my relationship with Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. This is my most prized possession. It is my only constant, although ever changing me. I look at my transition and take it in stride. While driving the other day, I checked my heart on the things that I have in storage. What would happen if I lose them? Would I be okay? Of course, I would be because I am okay right now without them. Do I want to lose them? No, I don’t. But I would rather lose them than my relationship with Jesus.
There are things of sentimental value that I would like to hold onto while I am here on earth. However, the real thing I consider most precious that I don’t want to lose is my relationship with Jesus. It is the only thing of eternal value and more precious than silver, gold or all of the other things I hold dear. While there are certainly other relationships of substantive value like family (loved ones, even the difficult members), friends (even the challenging friends that bring something different to the table) and yes, even strangers. Today’s culture is about customer service. So, meeting many strangers on a daily basis can be challenging, joyous, encouraging and as well as a host of other valuable experiences. I have come to consider my fellow blogging community precious. It is important to me to connect and the value of understanding and acceptance from others is significant. However, more valuable than that acceptance is that of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Much prized is my writing. I do believe it is a gift from God and thank Him for it. However, more prized is that I write from the heart for Him. I do value being able to share my journey and the Lord’s blessings and challenges on this road. Helping others get through and knowing that someone out there understands and hears their heart, valuable to me. More valuable is that I honor Him in my writing.
There are moments I consider precious like today. Spending time on the phone with my niece and sharing her experience as a young wife, mother and career woman. Spending the time to listen to her heart and reconnect since time has passed from her being a little girl. The moment of laughter, tears, encouragement and understanding on both sides is very precious to me. Learning about her as an adult, very precious. I do believe that even as precious as this is to me, my connection with the Lord Jesus was a more important one. The moment of understanding His love for me and accepting the gift of salvation has become a significant moment in my history that I will never forget. It is imprinted in my heart. Even more precious are the changes in me that He has brought about. There are moments in my walk with the Lord that I didn’t like at all, but the value of those moments albeit painful at times is very valued and of great worth.
There is quite a bit more that I consider precious in my life; my children, my family, my grandchildren. But even more precious than that is their salvation. One moment at a time, one day at a time…valuing what’s precious to me. How about you? What’s really, really precious to you?