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Friday, November 18, 2011

SEEK FIRST




“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,

and all these things will be given to you.”

Matthew 6:33 (NIV)



Jesus spoke to the people on the mountain top. He told them how to insure their relationship with God in order to be victorious over worry.

He also speaks to us about this ‘joy stealer’ of modern life. We have certain issues in these times that cause us to become anxious-stretching our income to allow us to get through until the next paycheck, maintaining peace with those who chose not to understand our way of living, and raising our children or grandchildren.

Jesus tells the crowd to search for God’s rule and a strong relationship with Him. We develop this tie with Him through receiving His salvation and learning to trust Him.

In today’s world, we hunt for a lifestyle that satisfies. But we have to realize that life isn’t always about us. Once we learn that, we can refrain from the angst of our time.

As we learn of Jesus, we discover we can trust Him for every aspect of our lives. He tells the crowd and us to turn to Him first when difficulties confront us.

When we seek Him first, we are telling Jesus that we know He has the answer, and we trust Him for the outcome. By seeking the Lord first don’t we give Him praise and thanks that we know He is there for us, no matter the challenge?

4 comments:

  1. Seeking the Kingdom first, how many times do we overlook that? We need reminders like your post, all the time. Thanks Cecelia, have a great weekend.

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  2. Marja:
    Thank you for your nice thoughts. Sometimes we wait to 'do it our way' and then when we fall on our faces we go to the Lord. He makes it simple for us; we just don't listen.

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  3. Such a great reminder, Cecelia. When I visited an Amish family a few months ago, I was inspired to scale back in my own lifestyle. It's amazing how little we really need, isn't it?

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  4. Sarah:
    Thank you for your comment and your reminder. When a friend and I get in the mood to clean we always say, "We've got too much stuff." Now with the Christmas shopping season upon us, I feel guilty thinking of what I want (need) for Christmas.
    I believe I need to pray about it.

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