David Wilkerson says it best what it means to him to have that great pearl. David says that by finding that pearl he has all he needs. What it means to him is the following:
“No more trying to find purpose in ministry. No more looking for fulfillment in people. No more need to build something for God or be a success or feel useful. No more keeping up with the crowd or proving something. No more searching for ways to please people. No more trying to think or reason my way out of difficulties.
I have found what I’m looking for. My treasure, my pearl, is Christ. And all that the owner asked of me is, ‘David, let me adopt you, I love you, and I have already signed the papers with my Son’s blood. You are now a joint heir with Him of all I possess.’
I’m still in the process of selling everything I have. I’m still giving the Father my time, thoughts, will and plans. Yet I know I’m exchanging it all for treasure.
I’m trading it in to buy living water, the bread of life, the milk and honey of joy and peace. And I’m doing it all without money. The cost to me is my love, my trust, my faith in His Word.
What a bargain. I give up my filthy rags of self-reliance and good works. I lay aside my worn-out shoes of striving. I leave behind my sleepless nights on the streets of doubt and fear. And in return I get adopted by a King!” (David Wilkerson)