Monday, March 20, 2017


In Matthew 6:25-34 ...
25 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? 26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

This passage has been with me since I met the Lord almost 40 years ago. It was one of the first passages of scripture that took hold within me, and really meant something to me.

The Key is, the Lord will take care of us. There's no need to "worry." If He takes care of everything else, won't He much more take care of us? Yes, He will.

After almost 40 years of walking with the Lord, He recently revealed something to me for the first time. "But seek FIRST." It took on new meaning. He didn't say, "But seek ONLY." He said, "But seek FIRST." Which would imply that there are other things we will seek.

We seek food & clothing, for sure. I submit that we also seek employment, a spouse, and many other things. However, there is something we are to seek FIRST ... His kingdom and His righteousness. We're also told that when we seek FIRST His kingdom and His righteousness, all these things will be added.

So, it's time to have a "check up." Ask yourself, "Am I seeking FIRST His kingdom & His righteousness?" Simple questions, but what awesome results are promised when we do.

May God bless you abundantly, and make you a blessing to others!
Bishop Dennis

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