I have a very good friend who does geocaching. It’s an outdoor treasure hunting game using a GPS-enabled phone. You try to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates in order to find the geocache hidden at that location. The geocache treasure is a box that is hidden and filled with a log (to record your find), a pencil, and some inexpensive treasure, like a tiny toy, plastic dinosaur, or an arcade token. The joy of finding the box and the surprise of the trinkets inside is the bonus to a fun day.
When was the last time you went on a treasure hunt? If you’re not a kid, chances are it’s been a while. Let me suggest that treasure hunts are fun and you might want to consider one. To make it interesting, let me give you a specific GPS coordinate. But it needs some explanation. Chelsea Crockett quoted Proverbs 11:27 in her blog. “Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.” She continues…That’s what tells us. In a nutshell, it means that anyone can find the dirt in someone, but we should strive to be the ones who find the gold. Her nutshell phrase is not a true representation of the verse, but it does remind us that we should be diligent in looking for true treasure in others. In fact, the book of Proverbs is full of relationship principles that will make a difference in your life. How about you put on your “Indiana Jones” and go on a treasure hunt, looking for the gold in those around you?