To bring people to Jesus Christ and membership in His family, develop believers to Christlike maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the church and their mission in the world, in order to worship God and magnify His name.
"In preparing for eternity, it is more important to be ready than to get ready"
The Remedy for Anxiety
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
Living above worry is much easier said than done. Our most basic needs---what we eat, what we drink, and what we wear---are indeed recurring needs. There is never a day that we do not need them, and these things all too often absorb much of our time, thought, and emotional energy.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus challenges our natural inclinations: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth” (v.19), “Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (v.25), do not worry about your basic necessities (see v. 25), do not obsess over your daily needs (se v. 31). These are many of the things that keep us earth-focusedinstead of God-centered.
In contrast, Jesus offers twochallenging alternatives. “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” (v.20). “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness…” (v.33).
In effect, Jesus said, “If you do this (seek Me first), then I will provide that(the things you are prone to worry about)”. Kingdom living is a daily call to trust Him. He is faithful!
Father we are prone to worry about so many things. Help us pause, breathe deeply, and remember that
You have promised to meet our needs this day.
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