Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I've been reading through the Sermon on the Mount lately and I can't get past 6:33

It follows this section that lists a lot of the things I worry about - that largely revolve around getting my basic needs met.  I call them the church planter's & missionary verses.

the line that keeps catching my attention is "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

I seek a lot of things
-people's approval
-more approval

I'm not sure where God's kingdom or his righteousness fall.

God's Kingdom is so big it's hard to grasp where to focus or aim
and righteousness has been written off as something that just legalistic or comes off as holier than thou.

I'm not so great at seeking either of them.  Today might be different.

I can choose what I seek today - so let's see how today plays out.
and sometimes I just write for me, as a reminder...today might be one of those days...

1 comment:

  1. These verses are indeed touigh to get your life around and, for me anyway, didn't become realized until I had lost everything and everyone (a few times). In my finite hindsight i could reckon it to God becoming tired of watching me flounder as I pursued people and circumstances that wouldn't make me whole and stripping them away one by one until He was the only person left. He is the one I seek approval from and Him only. When I look at life on those terms I have much more peace and quiet for me (righteousness in Isa. 32). In the glory of God, all other desires disappear or are fulfilled.