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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Seek the Kingdom

"But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
~ Luke 12:31-32 (NKJV)

Trust in the LORD, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
~ Psalms 37:3-4 (NKJV)

I love my life with the Lord.

Before I started walking with him, I was young and single, successful and doing as I pleased. I looked great on the outside but was a complete mess on the inside, operating under the illusion that I had control of my life. I was thoroughly miserable and had no clue why.

Then I gave the Lord my life. I'm now young in heart and married, struggling to succeed at writing and doing as my family pleases. My house is a manageable mess—but I look great inside and out because I am thoroughly loved and know it.

I no longer want control of my life, because God does so much better with it. He gives me an expense account (some years more generous, some years less so) and provides high-cost additional training without me even asking. I love my job—seek His kingdom and delight in Him.

And because my delight is found in Him, it is an easy matter for Him to give me Himself, the desire of my heart.

My Lord and my God, You've not ordained an easy path through this world for us. But You give us Yourself and our needs. How can we desire any more? Please draw us to read Your Word and pray—to better know You, better love You, better trust You, better serve You. In hours of trial, I beg You to lead us to seek the kingdom of God.

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  1. I ruminated over psalm 37 verse 3:4 all weekend. Last year I wrote it out as a memory verse and it resurrected itself under my laptop last Saturday. I thought the beauty of the verse was found in delighting in the Lord. The heart's desire must come from him as well. Isn't He perfect?

  2. I am in total agreement with you my friend.

  3. T. Anne, the Creator puts in us a profound capacity for desire. We waste it on unworthy pursuits.

    When He and His perfection are our objective, the fulfilment and bliss of that desire and delight have no limit.

    I'd apologize for being so effusive today if I was speaking of anything or anyone but the Lord.

  4. Turning over is a tough thing to do. It means a sort of helplessness...something we are very good at doing, but it is difficult to admit.

  5. RLB, turning over is indeed tough. Strange that we can still struggle with it after the bliss of that first surrender.

  6. Isn't it wonderful how a life with God is one of turning everything on its head? If you want to store up, then give away. If you want success, surrender. If you want joy, hurt first.


  7. I agree with you. I don't want control of my life, either. I seem to make the wrong choices on occation!


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