Friday, March 20, 2015

The Lord knows what you need.

Matt. 6:32b-33 “Your heavenly Father knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.”

If is a very important word in our vocabulary.  It speaks of conditions.  The result depends on the performance.  It is noteworthy how many times God uses the word in connection with His promises. 

Here the Lord promises to take care of us every day of our lives, IF we live for Him and make His Kingdom our primary concern.  The Lord’s promise is not a blanket statement for all who profess Him as Savior of life.  We must live for Him and make His Kingdom our main focus in life. 

We cannot life for Him and have other agendas in our lives.  The Lord must be our main focus.  He will not share our loyalties.  Living for Him means that we take a back seat to Him.  We live to honor Him.  We desire that He gets the glory and not ourselves.  We commit ourselves to not only being like Him, but to being ambassadors for Him in the world.

Making the Kingdom of God our primary concern means that we are one with the Lord in His agenda.  We are seeking out the lost that they may be saved.  We are determined to do all we can do to make a difference for Christ in the world.  We are so tied to God’s agenda that it is all we live for.  We live for what is before us and not what is around us. 

The Lord’s promise is to supply every need of our lives when our living is right.  There is nothing lacking in His provision.  He lovingly provides what we need and lovingly withholds from us what we want when it conflicts with what is good for us.

Is the Kingdom of God your primary concern in life?

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