Naked + Afraid: Hiding Our Treasure

This past weekend I was honored to preach for the weekend services at my home church, Granger Community Church. We were wrapping up a series called "Naked and Afraid", taking a look at how shame, doubt, and hiding entered our world and what do we do with all that junk now. I had the privilege of wrapping up the series, talking about how we hide our treasure from God and one another.

During the last service of the weekend, I stepped on a frame I was using as an illustration and shattered the glass. I carried on with my message because - what else was I supposed to do?!? At the end of the service, lead pastor, Mark Beeson, came up and did something that blew me away. I was cackling idiot in the first row as he explained what he wanted the people of Granger Community to do in response to my carelessness. It was a deeply profound moment for me and I'm so grateful to Mark for hearing God and obeying. Glad he didn't hide behind his insecurity, doubt, or anything else. ;)

I'd love for you to listen hear and ask yourself and God, "What are your treasures? How are you hiding?"

You can view the message in it's entirely below, including the closing comments from Mark. You can view the entire service HERE.



April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.