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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Seek ye first

I have been reading about and learning about a Christian weight loss program called First Place. Their motto is Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well

Their belief is that if you put Christ in first place in your life, the other things will fall into place. I am hoping to begin this program at our church and I would appreciate prayers for God's will and direction there.

As I was looking up this verse to read in my Bible this morning, I was reminded of the context of this verse, which I should probably print out and put where I can see it everyday. Matthew 6: 25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Since I was in the midst of worrying about something, this passage of scripture was extremely timely. Isn't it awesome how God always knows exactly what we need to hear?


Brenda Goetz Salladay said...

God is awesome and knows us better than anyone!! Great Post!

KiddoKare1 said...

Very true Brenda. And thank you! :)