I said I would carry on with this. So here it is! This week's memory verse. For this week I chose one we all pretty much know. It's a verse taught in Sunday school and that we've probably heard on countless occasions. So, today, it'll probably just serve as a reminder! This week's memory verse is found in
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (KJV).
"Seek first God's kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well" (NCV).
It's a piece of scripture that's been on my mind for a little while now. And it's one that explains itself SOOO well that I basically feel like there's nothing to add.
It's just as we go about the hustle and bustle of life it's easy to get carried away and just miss it. Stop, take a moment and ask yourself, what am I chasing after? Am I chasing after God and everything God-related or am I seeking out my own selfish ambition, trying to get things done myself?
Look, MATTHEW 6:33 IS NOT A JOKE! I have seen it work out on countless occasions in people's lives. People who will go out of their way to please God. People who will put Him first in EVERYTHING. People who are working out their salvation with fear and trembling! (Philippians 2:12). And I've seen it work in my life!
I mean, think about it. When you put God first, when you are determined to live life like He would approve, when you make sacrifices in God's name, when you decide to be different for God instead of following the worldly crowd...you'll put a smile on the Father's face. And here's what gets me: we all know the bible says ask and it shall be given unto you (Matthew 7:7), but get this, when your sole purpose is to seek out His kingdom and seek out Kingdom matters YOU WON'T EVEN NEED TO ASK! The Bible says "...and then all your other needs will be met as well". It's automatic!
What is it you're busy chasing after? A good job? Good health? Peace? A reputation? A good education?Money? What's making you bite on your nails in fear? What's keeping you up late at night? What's that thing that's stopping you from making your heavenly Daddy a priority? Whatever, it is He will take care of it. BUT YOU HAVE TO PUT HIM FIRST! So, get those priorities straight!
I often forget about this verse. Well, I'm making sure from now on that that's not gonna happen. In all things, anywhere and anytime, I know who comes first. And that's not me!
Daughter of Zion, son of the Most High, guard the word in your heart and meditate on it at all times!
Blessings and Love!
Oh and remember, God loves you like it's no body's business!