Seek First

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

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I have sought many things in my life. Some things have been lofty and virtuous. Some have been rotten and ugly. Who wants to stand up on a table at church, work, or at home and shout, I’m telling everybody I know…I’m a wretched, stinking, rotten sinner and here are the specific ways I’ve let God and man down!”

Typically, that is not how any of us act. Over the years and with the Spirit of Jesus in me since age 18, He has worked a sanctifying work in me for His glory and ultimately for my benefit and the benefit of others.

I come from a long line of worriers. My mind travels fast sometimes like a humming bird flitting from one flower to the next. In the past, I have collected so many worries in a day’s time, I would get burdened down and exhausted. I would literally have to cast or fling them to the Lord. (1Peter5:7)

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”  (Matthew 6:31-33 ESV Bold added)

So I ask myself and I invite you to ask yourself, What do I seek this day?”

Let’s pray for each other today that He would help each of us to first seek Him and His Word.

Comments? Jim.Grunseth@Cru.Org

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