“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
I must own up, I am notorious for losing things and therefore spending time seeking whatever the item is. I have lost keys with the best of them, but I can recollect going a stage further and losing the car! This is the life of having an impaired memory because of brain injury, it can be distressing but on the plus side – I have funny stories such as searching for the car in the supermarket car park. On that occasion I stood pressing the key fob wondering why it wouldn’t work, only to realise eventually this grey Kia wasn’t my one. Oh the embarrassment! In life we seek for keys/ wallet/ remote but we seek for non-physical things too, health, peace, and solutions to many of lifes problems. As a Christian I am often reminded that I need to take my worries to my Father God in prayer, rather than stewing in them.
This morning Matthew 6:33 appeared in one of my devotional sources, a short verse I have seen countless times over the years. But rather than rushing past it I was led to ponder this verse deeply, to apply it to my personal needs. I saw three distinct points in it to apply when dealing with life; (i) To seek, (ii) seek His kingdom and, (iii) seek His righteousness.
Firstly I must seek a solution to my problems, rather than wallowing in them. I have a Father in Heaven with boundless riches, who seeks to provide for me. Secondly, knowing point one I must seek His Kingdom. In seeking the Kingdom I must seek the King, my Father God, coming to his throne in prayer. He loves the presence of his children and to hear their voice, what a loving Father! Thirdly, when I bring my troubles to Him I need to remember He is a Holy God – Righteous in all His ways. Thus, what I seek must be worthy of being clothed in His Righteousness.
Dear reader, in the trials of life we face let us be encouraged that we need not suffer on our own. Our Father God seeks us every day, but do we seek Him? Let us bring our troubles to Him in prayer, leaving them in His hands trusting Him for a result in His perfect time.