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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SEEK GOD ABOVE ALL ELSE

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.” Luke 12:31
     Christians and non-Christians alike have a problem at times determining what they truly need and what they really only want.  It’s like the teenager who tells his father he needs a new pair of basketball shoes.  His father asks him what they cost to which the son replies “$!00.”  The father counters with “How much do you have?” “$40” was the reply.  The father’s answer was the following: “Well then I’ll tell you what you need if you want that $100 pair of basketball shoes … $60.”  The son really only wanted those shoes, but he didn’t need them.  The point of this illustration is determining for ourselves what we need as opposed to what we want. 
     If we devote ourselves to seeking God’s kingdom, wisdom and loving guidance more than all else our wants will fall by the wayside.  All we should really want is a heart that’s sold out to him.  Everything else will fall into place.  God will see to it that all of our needs will be filled so that we will want for nothing.  Too many people have gotten caught up in the pop culture of the moment.  They fall into the trap of wanting what everyone else has or what’s worse, want to be one step ahead of others regarding the vehicle they drive, the size home they have, the clothes they wear, etc.  These material things, while not intrinsically wrong in and of themselves, are unnecessary.  Christians don’t need to have the biggest and baddest toys on the block; they don’t need to outdo anyone.  What they need to do is submit to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, for that is where true lasting peace and fulfillment lie.
     If you want everything you could ever hope for, everything you will ever need, give yourself over to God’s will for your life.  Seek his kingdom first and foremost and all your needs throughout your life shall be met by your Heavenly Father.  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

NOTE: The NEW LIVING TRANSLATION; Publisher – Tyndale House.

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