“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt 6:33-34; KJV).
This verse in Matthews gospel is part of an exhortation that we should not
worry about the things we need, as God will supply. God answers all of our
prayers as long as we ask according to his word (1 John 5:14-15) and in faith
(Mark 11:24). In fact, Jesus said to Martha before he raised Lazarus from the
dead: “Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see
the glory of God" (John 11:40)?
Christians we sometimes need to learn to take the limits off of God, to let him
out of the tiny box of expectations that we keep him in. We serve a mighty God,
one who created the universe and each of us (Gen 1). James tells us that: “every
good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father
of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James
1:17). That’s every good and perfect gift, and notice it says that God does not
Bible tells us that God wants to open the floodgates of heaven on our lives and
pour out so great a blessing that we cannot contain it (Mal 3:10). In Ephesians
it is written that our God can: “do exceedingly abundantly above all that we
ask or think” (Eph 3:20) and in First Corinthians (2:9) Paul tells us that man
cannot fathom, grasp or appreciate with his senses all that God has for those
who love him.
we genuinely love and seek after God it is his heart to bless us in every way
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book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shall meditate therein
day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein:
for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good
success" (Josh 1:8, KJV).
wouldn't want to be successful and prosperous? One of the meanings of the Hebrew
word for prosperous is: "to break out”. In order for that to happen we
have some instructions to follow. In Deuteronomy 6:6-9 it says that God’s
commandments should be in our heart and we should talk about them throughout
29:9 we see something very similar to Joshua 1:8. It says we must remember and
do the words of God’s covenant and then we will have wisdom and prosperity. In
Psalm 1:2-3, we are told that the godly man meditates day and night in the law
and whatever he does prospers. To meditate means to think about God's word by speaking
it, not just thinking about it.
we learn from these few verses above that in order to be prosperous and
successful we should be meditating on the word, speaking the word and obeying
the word. However, we know there are many other benefits to doing these things
in addition to the ones mentioned. Remember that in Matthew 6:33 the Apostle directed
us to seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness FIRST and then we would receive
all we need. So, put God's word first in your day today and enjoy the benefits.
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