“But seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and ALL these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 NKJV
Recently, an acquaintance was telling me about going to church on Easter. When I asked her what she learned from the service, she could not even tell me why we celebrate Easter; He is Risen! Now she could tell me all about the Easter egg hunt, what they had for lunch, and the pretty clothes everyone wore. But why after sitting through the whole service did she not hear the Word that was preached? The answer is, you have to SEEK to FIND!
Seek is defined as “to ask for His favor, direction or assistance. To endeavor to find or understand.” Another meaning is “Inquiring for and of Him, craving Him as your soul’s FIRST necessity.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 confirms that God has a great plan for our lives and He will reveal it IF we choose to seek Him with ALL our hearts, we will find Him. The world pressures us to seek things (cars, houses, clothes) to seek success, power and money. Philippians 2:20-21 instructs us not to be like others who only seek to advance their own interests, but we should be seeking to advance the interests of Lord Jesus Christ. Paul even acknowledged in these verses that it is rare to find someone who doesn’t have their own agenda! We need to ask ourselves- Are we only seeking each day to advance our own interests? The culture of the day is a total preoccupation with self. But in God’s kingdom, Love prefers others.
In II Chronicles Chapter 15 NKJV, we see a perfect example of the reward in seeking The Lord:
We don’t just seek one time. Matthew 7:7-8 says, “Keep on asking and it will be given you; KEEP ON seeking and you will find; keep on knocking and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.” IF you seek and keep seeking, you will find. What will you find? Let me ask you, what do you need? Because WHATEVER you need, it is ALL found IN HIM- True Love, Perfect Peace, Sweet Joy, Wisdom, Direction, Uncommon Favor, the truth that sets you free and free indeed!
In Isaiah 64:1 NLT, The Lord expresses His Father’s heart towards us. “The Lord says, “I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help. I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’ to a nation that did not call on my name.” Whatever you need today, seek The Lord. Take the time to call on His name, He is ready to help!
As you give your precious seed this month, please be encouraged that by putting Him first in your finances, He promised to ADD all the things unto you that the world is frantically trying to get. Remember, this is a new season. 2019 is our year of ABUNDANT HARVEST! Keep speaking this declaration of faith over your seed calling in your harvest. Don’t forget to let us know your praise reports at firstname.lastname@example.org when your too much, over the top, doing your happy dance harvest comes in! We love you and we are…
Seeking Him First,
Mylon & Christi Le Fevre
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