What shall we Do? 

What will we do in times like this? 

Are you seated in Christ? 

Have you been born again? 

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

Colossians 3:1‭-‬2 NASB

Our instructions are clear. 

My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:1‭-‬8 NASB

Lastly, hold firm to the Truth. 

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33 NASB

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Seek Him First 


But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33 NASB 

If you’ve ever been pulled towards the world and then back to our Father you know how vital this passage is. It’s no coincidence that it’s placed after instructions about not worrying or serving two masters. 

Seeking God’s kingdom, which is within, is so vital to being able to ‘Do greater things’ as Jesus said we would. 

Seeking God’s Kingdom and righteousness FIRST doesn’t just mean first in the morning, although starting your day in His Presence is a sure way to face each day empowered and guarded within your mind. Seeking God’s Kingdom FIRST means before anything.

Important decisions for instance, even when we know where He’s guiding us, like we see Nehemiah do before he answers the King as to why his face is so lowly. (Nehemiah 2:3,4) 

We ought to Seek God First, why? Because like every other instruction that’s given to us there is a reward waiting for us in our obedience. 

“…and all these things will be added to you.” 

This morning when I read this immediately my heart jumped to 

And blessed us she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.” Luke 1:45NASB

Then my eyes moved over to the highlight in my Bible “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37NASB 

How beautiful is this? 

I don’t know what the ‘all these things’ will be but I know that it’ll be GOOD, because all good gifts come from above. And when I seek His Kingdom and Righteousness FIRST my heart is filled with contentment in whatever He chooses for me. 

Whatever path He guides me to. I know that I don’t have to worry about it. Because God is Good and He loves me. And you. 

Friends, Seek God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness FIRST. Trust that He has nothing but goodness for you. He loves you and desires for you to be One with Him. 

Remember who you are…. 

In this world you have tribulation, so where is peace?

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Many believe as I once did that a life with God will be filled with ups and downs and good days and bad. But is this really true? Many times in scriptures we read that God will lead us to still waters, give us green pastures, protect us from harm, give us living water and the bread of life. He will make our paths straight, and not crooked. This morning I was given two scriptures to back up what I had left on a friends post on Facebook.

Here are the passages.

John 16:33 NASB

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.

“In Jesus you have peace”
“In the world you have tribulation”
“Jesus has overcome the ‘world'” (hold on to that one for the next one)

1 John 5:18-19 NASB

We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

“The whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (Jesus has overcome the power of the evil one)
“Those born of God (have His Spirit in them) is kept by God and the evil one “does NOT” touch him”

So it seems to me that God rescues us from trouble of the world, and if we have trouble perhaps we aren’t in God but still in the world? Maybe the next time things are falling out from under us we ought to first ask ourselves am I still living in the world? It is hard to truly die to self and the world, but life with God isn’t hard.