“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:33 NLT
I love to pray for other people and often the prayer request is for God’s provision for something they think is needed. As I was praying that for someone recently, God showed me that the world’s way of seeing things is often upside down. We learn from the world that we put everything in order and have all that we need to do something, then seek God and his blessing, before moving ahead.
Actually, when we really stop and ponder, God has a perfect plan for our lives, based on the fact that he designed us perfectly for it. He knows us, he knows the plan and he would not expect us to fulfill that plan without already having provided all we need to accomplish it.
If we operate from that truth, then, is it not logical that we first need to seek God’s will, his plan, and then ask him how he is going to make it happen? That sure sounds easier to me. How about to you? Why sweat and worry how you are going to do what YOU want? When, by seeking what God has already planned and made provision to happen, we simply come into alignment, keep moving and partner with God.
Do you know God? Are you seeking to know and do his will? If so, be encouraged! He already knows what you need and he has included the provision for it in his plan. So, as Jesus told us in Matthew 6:33, seek God and his plan, live according to that plan, and he will provide all the rest. That sounds like a recipe to live in peace and joy!
Pray with me: Father God, forgive me for forgetting that you know the beginning and the end. You created me and designed me to fit into your greater plan. I want to do your will, not mine. I want to learn to rest in you. Holy Spirit, illuminate my mind with the truth I need, fill my heart with the faith and love required and direct my path. I choose to trust that you will meet all my needs as I stay in the Father’s perfect will. Amen.
Dear friend, be blessed as you rest in the truth that your loving, generous God is in control. Trust him and listen to him. As you do, may you be filled with his love and peace and stay within his perfect will and receive all that is needed to accomplish it. Amen.
September 27, 2019