Kingdom First!


It is so important to remember that we are here on this earth on an assignment from God. He strategically placed us here for a purpose which He is using us to fulfill. Because we are human we sometimes get caught up in the things that the world says are important. Pursuing the “American Dream”, our personal desires and even our own needs. The Kingdom of God is much different. God’s Kingdom says the opposite to what the kingdom of this world dictates. In God’s Kingdom, the way up is down (1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time). In God’s Kingdom The last will be first. (Matthew 20:16). We serve the God who says Love your enemies, Bless your enemies and turn the other cheek. The Lord wants us to realize that when it comes to our needs and provision…He doesn’t require any less faith. Our feelings are always contrary to God. He didn’t tell us to worship Him in feeling…but in Spirit and in Truth. A common feeling that is meant to overwhelm and take our focus off of Kingdom is worry. Worry is very deceptive in that it comes loaded with more than it seems. Worry isn’t just giving way to anxiety or unease; allowing one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles. If not dealt with, it will then become a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems. This is the point where the worry and anxiety are now made into idols which we have set up in our lives. By this I mean that we have become so certain that our participation in this madness is greater than God’s ability to take care of us!

God wants us to become so convinced of His Love towards us that we understand this basic principle…Because God Loves me…He will take care of me. If you are walking around in frustration and worry, unable to sleep and full of anxiety I challenge you to cast your cares once and for all on the ONLY One who is able to sustain you. You do this by getting honest with yourself and God and laying it all out before His feet in prayer… leaving it there. Then any time that those thoughts come up that would cause you to become uneasy…tell those thoughts that your Heavenly Father is handling all of your affairs! We have a mandate to focus on Kingdom business!

Matthew 6:25-34 “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 important than food, and the body more important 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 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies 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, O 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

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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