Wednesday, 3 August 2016

SEEK YE FIRST

Abundance is God's choice for humanity. Plenty is his provision for mankind. When God created Adam and Eve, they had everything they wanted. And in abundance! Four rivers to provide them with water, innumerable food plants and trees, countless birds and animals, fresh air and priceless treasures... I believe they couldn't even think of anything they needed but wasn't there.

And He is the same God today. Ps 34:10 says, The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.

Paul puts this more marvelously in Ephesians 3:20 - 'Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think....' Paul literally gives a double emphasis. 'exceedingly abundantly' - Paul, astounded at the enormity of God's provision for mankind, couldn't have penned his thoughts better!

There's however a twist in the tale, when you realize that God wants our heart and eyes to be focused on Him and not on His provisions.

Although it is true that our God owns everything you see around and He is all able to grant all that you need, He doesn't want you to set your heart on these earthly treasures. He wants you to seek something much higher. In fact, Jesus said you are not even to worry about such things as food, clothing or shelter, as your heavenly Father knows you need them.

Mat 6:33 - Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.


If seeking God and his righteousness is the priority in your life, all these things will surely be added unto you.