Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Luke 12:29-31

Luke 12:29-31 - And do not set your heart on what you will eat and drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom, and all these things will be given to you as well.

We need food; we need clothes; we need a roof over our head. There are so many things in the world that fall into the ‘need’ category. It is easy to put our focus on these things and take it off of what is important. To clarify, I’m not saying these things are not important, but to focus on them makes for a meaningless life. Life is about so much more than our ‘basic’ needs. It’s true, when we don’t have them life can be harder, but the more we focus on what we do not have, the more we become discontent with what we do have. There is a better way.
Paul says, “I've learned the secret of being content in every situation.” What’s the secret? This verse right here gives it to us plainly. “Seek first the kingdom and all these things will be given to you as well.” That is the key.
Seek God; focus on Him. When you do He becomes bigger in your life and all these other things take a back seat. Then, while you are busy focusing on God, He is taking care of all these other needs.
Our mind would have us think otherwise, but the reality of it is this: the more we focus on taking care of our own needs, the less we will be taken care of. The opposite is also true: the more we focus on God and meeting the needs of others, the more our needs will be taken care of.

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