Monday, February 18, 2019, 04:12 PM

When Jesus was addressing the topic of worry, he said “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33) So, Jesus is instructing us to seek God first and trust that what we need will be provided. Is that my motive? Am I trying to get something from Him, rather than just being with Him? What's your motive? (Click on the title to read the full post.)

When Jesus was addressing the topic of worry, he said “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)

So, Jesus is instructing us to seek God first and trust that what we need will be provided. I’ve been questioning whether this is what I’ve been doing. I spend time with God reading the Bible, praying, worshipping, and in fellowship with other Christians. However, what’s my motive? Am I trying to get something from Him, rather than just being with Him?

What’s your motive?

  • Are you seeking answers instead of the One who provides the answers?
  • Are you seeking healing instead of the One who heals?
  • Are you seeking to be rescued instead of the One who rescues?
  • Are you seeking to be saved instead of the One who saves?
  • Are you seeking the gift instead of the One who gives?
  • Are you seeking provision instead of the One who provides?

Natalie Grant captures this in the song, More Than Anything, which can serve as a great reminder and prayer for us to stay focused on God, not what God can do for us. When we do, we operate from a position of strength and have more to give to our spouse, so our marriage will be stronger and healthier.

 

Note: Scripture verses are from the New International Version, unless otherwise indicated.


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