Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.(Luke 12:31)

Thought:

Imagine life with no worries. Can you do that? Can you actually imagine not worrying about any of your day to day needs? There’s the rub you see, there is a catch after all!
All of these wonderful promises that God has made in the Bible have to be paid for after all. When I say paid for, I’m not talking about Jesus paying the ultimate price for the redemption of our sins on the cross. I’m talking about the price of faith. If we want to eat at the eternal banquet in the Kingdom of Heaven, then we must give our lives to Jesus. We must give up our ideas of wealth and comfort and financial security and, some would say, “recklessly” surrender to the Lord’s commands and laws. We must submit to God, we must renounce our own will. That is the catch. That is the problem for most of those who reject the Lord. They can’t imagine the Kingdom of heaven, they can’t see it, they can’t hold it, they can’t trust it. They have no faith in it.

Word:

Luke 12:22-31 NLT

Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things? “Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

Goal:

These promises are only valid if you can see the Kingdom waiting for you. If you can’t see or understand anything beyond the physical world in which we all live, then there is no promise of hope. Because hope only exists in the minds of those who can imagine better things. Life really is more than food and your body and the clothes you wear. We all know this deep down. My goal is to try and help those who are still too afraid to stop being unbelievers. My goal is to help people who don’t have it already, find the confidence they need to seek the Kingdom of Heaven, especially if they have been too afraid to seek it on their own.

Today’s readings:

Deuteronomy 31:1-32:27, Luke 12:8-34, Psalms 78:32-55, Proverbs 12:21-23

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