Several decades ago, Maurice Wright, a British farmer, purchased a large oil painting from a neighbor for $4. He hung the canvas in his barn where it collected dust and cobwebs for several years. Then it was noticed by Wright’s tax accountant who believed the painting might be the work of Thomas Daniell, an acclaimed 19th century artist. They sent a picture of the painting to Christies, the London auction firm, and they confirmed that it was, indeed, a Daniell, painted in 1808 and thought to be lost. That farmer then sold his $4. painting for $90,000. If it hadn’t been for his curious accountant, the farmer might have spent the rest of his life unaware of the treasure he possessed.
Many people are unaware of the great treasures they possess. These may not be famous artworks, but they are treasures nonetheless. I’m talking about the everyday treasures that adorn our lives: nature’s glory, family and friends, projects, books, travel, spirituality, children, opportunities for involvement and sharing…the list goes on and on. Our lives are far richer and more blessed than we are often inclined to admit.
Those who are entrenched in struggle, limitation and scarcity have usually either closed their hearts to the good of God, to life’s true abundance, or they have limited their sense of abundance to money, possessions or outer situations. The way to break free and open up the flow of greater abundance of all kinds is to embrace an essential key: The Prosperous Heart.
Jesus said: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. When our treasure is a consciousness of God as our unlimited Source, a renewal of heart takes place. We become vitally aware of the beauty and opulence all around us, as well as the limitless possibilities within us.
An invitation: Embrace the masterpiece your life is meant to be!