Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
If we seek God and His kingdom first, all the other things will fall into place. What is of importance to us? Our stuff? Our money, our goals or some other person in our life? All these can consume us when we don’t place God first in our lives. To serve Him and to seek to be like Him more and more every day should be first and foremost in our lives. Bow down before Him and surrender all to Him! He is our Creator and who could possibly know us better than the One who created us!! Don’t wait – we never know what tomorrow may bring. Philippians 2:10 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” Bow down before Him now as Lord and Savior or at the Great White Throne as judge! Revelation 20:11 “And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide.”
Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
He is the Author and the Finisher of our faith. Kind of sounds like it could be a contradiction but it is not. He is the author of our faith because by Him all was created. He carries on the work of faith and gives that which is the end of it – eternal life. He is not only the Author and the Finisher of our faith, He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He is the Bright Morning Star and the Maker of the Day. He is the Rock and the Potter and the Lion and the Lamb. He is the Way and the Truth and the Life and the Ancient of Days. He is Sovereign over all and my Redeemer, Saviour and Salvation. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is Jesus, my Strength and my Shield and my Faithful Friend. And He sits at the right hand of God – interceding for us until we are called home!! Hallowed be His Names!!!
Today I would like to thank and praise God that He is the Light. This world is so filled with darkness these days. The realm of evil is so strong in these end times and many are caught up in it . Those who are walking with the Lord shine as He does, as a Light compared to the darkness of the rest of the world. Those following the darkness of the world will end up in eternal darkness. But rejoice – even a small sliver of light penetrates the darkness. Be as the shining Light of the Lord and be that small sliver of light to someone who is caught up in the darkness of this world. Your life will never be the same as you lead them into the Light! Precious, sweet and loving Abba thank you for showing us the Way out of darkness by your Word and by Your precepts and doctrines!!! You are the Great Light of the world!!
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
1 John 1:7
If we walk in the Light as He is in the Light we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born, I set you apart and appointed you as My spokesman to the nations.
Just as the Lord knew Jeremiah before he was born, He also knew us. Before we were even conceived – He thought about us. We may sometimes feel like we are not adequate or that we just don’t fit in – or that there is no purpose for us. But remember that God doesn’t make junk and has a purpose for each and every one of us as He did for Jeremiah. Not all of us are called to be His spokesmen – but whatever our calling is be sure to do it with gladness and always to His glory.