Words of Life: Seek Him first
By Kay Owen-Larson
“But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Mt. 6:25-33
When we read these words, it is easier to read and say them than it is to really live them.
One of the lessons I have learned this week is to learn to live by this verse. To aim at and to strive after God’s Kingdom and His righteousness, or doing what is right in His sight and what He thinks is right, not what I think is right. (In order to live in the Kingdom as Kingdom kids, we first need to know the King and what He provides for us.)
Righteousness & justice are the foundations of His throne. To truly follow these foundational truths, we are going in the opposite direction of virtually the whole world except those who have truly made the same decision. (Psalm 89:14)
An intentional decision must be made in our life—when we read–really read a scripture, what do we do with it? Do we make that intentional decision to do what the Word says? Like reading Mt. 6, I think it’s more important now than ever before that we learn to make these intentional decisions.
But even in our weaknesses, he is made strong. (2Cor. 12:10) Even when we have difficulty acting on His Word-He makes up the difference. In the Old Testament, God simply multiplied four men’s footsteps to sound like a might army. There were thousands of troops running for their lives, scared to death, thinking they were being attacked by a massive army when in fact, it was just four people. Why!!! God made up the difference!
He knows how to make up the difference, He can multiply our strength, our talents, our influence, our income- any need we have, we don’t need to figure it out, all we have to do is go back to Mat. 6 and trust him.
That is my prayer for you in the coming New Year.