Committed?

Committed?

Our commitment is to our Lord Jesus Christ: to love and serve Him. All we do as unto the Lord calls for our commitment as well. Because it’s our heart’s desire, it meets opposition, and can be a struggle. As we seek the Lord for His wisdom, He shows us what to watch for and put in place to hold our priorities in order.

Distractions battle our commitment and our resolve. Diversions blindside us and lead our thoughts away from our focus. Unexpected events sidetrack us and take us by surprise. We don’t realize how much time we can lose. We then become disheartened because we have not completed what we had set out to do, often leading to resentment against people who might have distracted us unintentionally. The desires of our flesh can also lead us off course. Time stealers rob us of our potential.

Sharing our plans with others helps us have healthy boundaries. Keeping a daily list of what we plan to do keeps us on point. Going over our day brings light to what to watch for in the future. Asking the Lord to reveal the changes we should make give us insights. Our steadfastness increases by His grace, from glory to glory.

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

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Seeking the Kingdom

Seeking the Kingdom

We seek spiritual food before physical or emotional food. Even though our spiritual hunger is the most important, it is often neglected. We are to seek the Kingdom first and His righteousness. To seek means to crave, go after someone or something with an intense desire. When we have a need in the natural, it defies logic to look for a spiritual answer, yet it is what fulfills us in every area. 

The Kingdom is the realm where Jesus Christ rules. When we seek His leadership, we come under His authority and directives. He leads us to His provisions with love and care. Our need of Him is greater than our need for anything else. The key is to seek His righteousness, not ours. 

Looking at our own righteousness hinders us from abiding in His. We realize our unworthiness, our falling short of His glory, and question whether we deserve to have Him to meet our needs. His Kingdom and His righteousness go hand in hand.  We are in right standing with God because of what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross.  This reality leads us to rest in Him. We can trust His provisions because of our position in Him. God honors our hunger for Him, from glory to glory. 

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

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