respond to God’s giving

My dad has started sending out a short daily devo for his company and the Monday devotion got me thinking, so I thought I would share it with all of you.

Matthew 6:33
But seek first His kingdom, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Mondays always seem to be so busy as we gear up for the new week ahead. There are list to be made, task to accomplish and goals to be met. We set off to meet the challenges of the new week with hopes of finishing well.
Part of the start to that week should always be to prepare the order by which we view things for the week and the very first thing on that list should always be to “Seek first His kingdom”. God has promised that if we seek Him first and keep our eyes upon Him that he will take care of the rest. We can never out-think, out-plan or otherwise get ahead of God who already knows us and our ways and has a plan, His plan, already in motion.

“…His plan, already in motion.” If we keep that thought in mind how much less stress would we (I) live with.
The Message puts it this way,

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied withgetting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” Matthew 6:30-33

How preoccupied are you? Probably so much so that we miss out on responding to God’s “giving”. Look to Him and you’ll be taken care of, all of you.

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