12 Feb -To know Him

Imagine if we didn’t waste all our time on things that God has already said He is going to take care of.

That’s everything by the way!

Jesus said this, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”. (Matthew 6:25-33)

Imagine how you would be. How different your day would be?

That’s why Jesus asks us to put Him first. To seek His way, His plan for our lives, for our day.

Why? Because He is looking out for us, and promises that He will take care of all those issues that concern us.

 There’s a saying, “Don’t let the urgent distract you from the important”

God knows that when we focus on the “important” we will start fulfilling our purpose in life. He has planned good things for us to do.

The bible says,For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

When you love Jesus. When you choose Him consistently, turning your thoughts, your heart, your will, your emotions towards Him through the day, your life changes.

Life starts to have more meaning, to have purpose. You get perspective, and start to see the “bigger picture”. You don’t “sweat the small stuff” as much. You start to realise that the things that scream “urgent, urgent” often are not urgent at all.

He becomes your light. You feel His presence. You experience Him; you start to see, and to hear what He is saying and doing. You get to know Him!

Paul writes it this way in Philippians 3:10:

For my determined purpose is that I may know Him, that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him. Perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His person more strongly and more clearly, and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection”.

That’s why Jesus said do not be afraid, do not worry about your life. (Matthew 6:25). When we get to know Him, we also know discover that He has it all under control.

If  we take the time to discover who we are, and how powerful we are in God; If we understand WHAT the important is in our life, then the blessing of God, and the expectation of that blessing on our life goes to work for us. Not in our strength, but in the strength of who Jesus is! He is the blessing!

 That’s why Jesus really, really, wants for people to know Him!

He says to us, seek first His kingdom. That’s Heaven. Seek for “The blessing” and things of heaven to spread over the whole universe, to every creature.

That we will know Him, not just us, but that everyone would know who He is; really Who He is. Not some misinformed, messed up, image of Him. Not some lies of the devil to keep people away from Him.

But that we would know Him, and His wonderful marvellous plan to prosper, to heal, to set free, and to bless and bring abundant, meaningful, joy filled bliss to all mankind.

If we live seeking Him first, we won’t be kept so busy seeking out an existence that we miss the real meaning and purpose for our lives. We won’t miss what is truly “Important” in our day.

Instead we’ll begin to trust that He will look after all our needs and concerns. Then we’ll really start to live and fulfil the purpose God made each one of us uniquely for.

Ask yourself the question today. Imagine if I don’t waste all my time on the things that God has already said He is going to take care of? What will I do today? How will I fill my time? What will I think about, and how will I spend my day?

 Go on, “Seek FIRST His kingdom and His way of doing things,” and see what God will do IN and THROUGH you today.

Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us”. (Ephesians 3:20)

 Prayer: Lord I trust you today.  I am going to spend time seeking you and your plan for me today. I hand over all the cares and concerns of my day to you and ask that you take care of them all. Now you lead and direct my thoughts and steps today. Show me what is important. I make myself available to be a blessing wherever you need me to be. In Jesus Name Amen.

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