These Things

Something to think about.

These Things

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto us. Matthew 6:33

Have you ever wonder how this verse would be fulfilled? Is it fulfilled by God dropping blessing on you just because? Does it mean that if you seek the righteousness of God, your blessing will be magically delivered to you?

How often have we read verses like this and never stopped to ask, how? Shouldn’t we ask how? This is a powerful promise of God. If we seek him we will be rewarded in abundance. That’s what this verse says. It literally means all of your needs. Depending on your situation you may have great needs. The needs of some are greater than the needs of others but there is no distinction within this verse.  “All these things,” is what it said. God will provide what your need is regardless of what it is if you seek Him first.

It is talking about supplying all of your needs to accomplish all of your dreams and goals. “Seek his righteousness” and your needs will be supplied. If you don’t have a dream you don’t have a need. If all you want is your daily bread He will not provide a feast. If all you desire is to get by, you will.

You decide what your need is. As long as it aligns with God’s righteousness he will supply it. The condition is seeking his righteousness. The level of need is not discussed. In other words if you determine your need to be basic your provision will be basic. If your need is great your provision will be great.

But how will it be provided? Where or through whom will it be provided? The body of Christ, we collectively are described as an interdependent organism.  An organism which cannot function optimally without one another. The New Testament clearly defines our need for interdependence. In order for us to be an effective church we must combine our talents and gifts to further the kingdom of God.  Interdependence is not optional. God created a system which can only function efficiently if we all contribute the gifts He has given us.

If we are to seek the righteousness of God how do you suppose we do that? Through interdependence, we learn from each other. We receive from each other the gifts God has spread throughout the body of Christ. If we receive spiritual benefits from one another as God intended, should we not also receive all these things as well?

The needs we have are not going to be fulfilled by seeking after the world they will come from seeking after God. Through the body of Christ which was intended to be interdependant, you will receive all these things. Not through philosophies of man. Your needs may be met by the secular world but never through the secular world. In other words He will use His assets to supply your needs as long as you seek Him. The world is His and everything in it belongs to Him. He will disperse it as he sees fit. He is looking for the faithful among us to bless. If you are a seeker of God, you will receive the provision of God.

As a Christian, your needs are directly related to your dreams. Your dreams are dependant on your relationship with God. The more you seek him, the bigger the dream, the bigger the dream, the greater the need. The greater the provision.


About Ruben

I am the owner of a custom furniture shop in Orlando, Florida. I had a heart attack back in 2010. As a result of complications from the heart attack I almost died . The road to recovery took about eighteen months and even now I still have issues to deal with. As a result of almost dying many things have changed. Most notably my concept of time. By that I mean that I am acutely aware of my mortality, not morbidly but realistically. Before the heart attack I thought I would make it to 70's, 80'S or as my mother into 90's but now I realize everyday is a gift. I don't take it for granted. That is why I write I have something to say and I want to say it, before I can't say it anymore.
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