But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 NASB)
Seek first his kingdom….I honestly try to, but the truth is I don’t see a whole lot going on. This however leads me to another question, is my seeking a biblical seeking or is it a just an idea I hold in my head? I truly desire the sick to be healed and prophetic words to be released but outside of the church context I don’t see much happening. I am not as intentional because of fear……and there it is, in my musings the culprit has reared its head. I intellectually seek first his kingdom but fear stops me from being as intentional as I desire. Fear is like invisible bonds that tie me down, puts walls in front of me and whispers into my mind the many consequences. There is a healthy fear, though we call it being safety conscious , like that which you experience near a cliff edge which it is not to be confused with.
I want to intentionally seek first his kingdom today, like the man of violence described in Matthew, a man who is deliberate in … Read More »
It is not a lack of company that makes you alone, but it is a lack of those with who you can share your life. It is a lack of those who will listen and to who you can listen to. It is a a product of shame and as such we do not want to admit it. And so we busy ourselves with committees and meetings and works that will hide the gnawing feeling that echoes through the chambers of our heart. The wandering voice that that can never rest, only drowned out by the life with which we fill ourselves. Our hollow souls long for that which will satisfy.
The very nature of alone, is that there is no one to tell, no one to share with, no one to comfort our aching. We even doubt whether the Lord really felt alone. But it is for you and me that he came. In those moments of the garden, the courtyard of the high priest and the final culmination of being raised up to the cross Jesus felt alone. Not a watered down Sunday school alone of nobody talking to you but the deepest kind from which you … Read More »