“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
If you really want to see God do what He does.
Full commitment and dependency on following and being Him will not only bring us our peace as we sense His every nudge but it will reveal Him to others through us.
Pruning back what would be considered our own rights, control, independence liberates us to no compromises in ourselves.
Our only strength is in the Lord .
We want to be so in unity with the Holy Spirit that what we say comes from Him as opposed to asking Him to bless what we say.
It is our heart where we believe, not our mind.
To obey is conditional to His blessing .
We become storehouses of His blessings and blessings can then flow from our mouths, our hands our beings and bring something special , of God to others.
No one requires what pours out of us, only what pours out of Him in their lives.
This may seem as if we swim against the flow of the world just as salmon swim against the flow to get to where they will breed.
Similarly if we don’t come up against our enemy sometimes is it because we are flowing with him and not in opposition?
The whole gospel is about us being right with God and bearing His image.
In Eden man lost that like image by being disobedient and Jesus came to restore it.
What was never in His mouth must never be in ours, He was the overcomer we likewise.
God’s word is infallible and He has magnified it above His name.
We are never smarter than Him we put our belief not in ourselves but in Him.
Then wherever I walk I carry Him and His presence, it becomes His space.
Whether I am at home, in the supermarket, outside or in, I have the potential to carry Him into every situation I encounter.
I can manifest Him not me.
There is a line in the sand and no half way place the space is either God’s or not.
If I am filled with His presence He will overflow and spill out of me.
Blessed are the weak for they are a magnet for God’s strength.
We have to be imitators of Jesus denying ourselves and picking up the cross.
Willingly be prepared to sacrifice and if necessary suffer for God.
To ignore the enemy as if he is none existent will make him suffer.
Our Father has already spoken.
Verifying what we say has to be on display.
That is our challenge in this world.
The illustration shows the spirit filled person who carries Jesus’ presence into the world It drips from their whole being, bringing light into the darkness.
Three Scriptures that come to mind:
“Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests. And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let his mindset become your motivation.For then you will be seen as innocent, faultless, and pure children of God, even though you live in the midst of a brutal and perverse culture. For you will appear among them as shining lights in the universe,”Philippians 2:4-5, 15 TPT
“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.”Deuteronomy 28:1-2 ESV
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”Matthew 6:33 ESV
The song When I Found Jesus. Steph McLeodhttps://youtu.be/eTUV5G9gLsY