In this time of post recession, coupled with financial and social depression, most of us are seeking help in various ways.
Dr. Phil speaks to families who’ve lost their way raising children with tattooed bodies screaming to the world. Suzy Orman gives one-line answers to those seeking help to recover retirement investments that now equal zero. Dr. Drew is counsel to society’s privileged people who reflect the same physical, mental and drug abuse seen all over the world.
We are all seeking answers.
In relation to the worries of life Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Jesus is telling the world that God and His righteousness is the only answer.
You might ask, “How does this work?”
In Matthew 7:7, Jesus tells us “Ask and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Jesus is telling us to ask, seek and find all that God has for us. If we ask for His help, seek His direction, wisdom, favor or opportunity, then we will find the perfect conclusion God has for us. Only if we seek God’s kingdom and righteousness first.
How do we seek God’s kingdom and righteousness?
We seek God, His righteousness and the knowledge of his kingdom through His word, the bible. As we seek His truth and wisdom, we receive understanding. If we believe what we’ve been shown (the truth) then faith fills our heart and mind. Now, God has our attention.
After we give our attention to God we naturally want to emulate His righteousness (virtue), and therefore please Him. In every aspect of our lives, we will pursue His truth (in His word) and ultimately live a life worthy of His kingdom and the realm of His presence.
However, there is no free pass.
Jesus warns us in Matthew 7:14, “Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life only a few find it.” And, in verse 7:21, “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
There is a price to pay.
In addition to seeking and finding God, we must surrender our will (purpose) for God’s will (purpose). We must become His hands, His feet, His mouth, and His love. Our purpose becomes God’s purpose and then our lives shine His brightness into a dark world.
Then, in faith, we can go to God in prayer about everything. We can trust that His will (find out what it is by asking) is being done in our lives. We can knock on any door, pray about every situation, present every need and God will open, resolve and supply every need.
Now, we can tell Dr. Phil “no thanks”, Suzi Orman “I don’t need it”, and Dr. Drew “It’s all resolved”.
Together we will seek, find, ask, and knock waiting for God’s will to be done and His kingdom to come. Amen!