Seeking God's Kingdom Above All

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:21)
In the teachings of Jesus, we are confronted with a challenge to evaluate where our genuine treasures lie. Are they rooted in fleeting, earthly possessions void of lasting value, or do they find their foundation in the eternal things of God's Kingdom?

It is vital to recognise that Jesus never diminished the importance of this world. Instead, He emphasised that its true significance lies in how it leads us toward greater spiritual understanding. This world, with all its attractions and distractions, isn't our ultimate goal; it is only a brief stage in our journey home (Heaven is a Real Place). Hence, we must protect our hearts against becoming too attached to worldly interests and possessions.

In the course of our every day lives, we often contribute our time, energy, and emotions into things that eventually become our treasures. But when these temporal possessions fade away or fail to provide lasting satisfaction, we are left feeling confused and empty. The real challenge is to live in this world while not putting our security and identity solely in its temporal offerings.

Although we must work, fulfill our responsibilities, and plan for the future, we should not put our ultimate trust and security in these worldly pursuits. You can't crave the wealth and fame of this world while serving God. If you think the wealth/fame of this world will make you happy and secure, you are mistaken. 

If you find yourself working tirelessly, or even yearning for an elude from your financial burdens, take comfort in knowing that God can provide for all your needs. But how can you achieve this? Matthew 6:33 gives a clear reply: "Seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." 

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God is faithful and His promises are YES and AMEN in Jesus Christ. You can surrender your needs and wants to Him and he is faithful to bring them to pass. It's never too late to invite God to take control of your life and surrender your needs and wants to His perfect plan. You can trust God's perfect plan and align your needs with His will, and He will abundantly care for you.

So, as you go about your daily responsibilities, I encourage you not to limit God's power in your life by relying solely on yourself. As John 3:30 reminds us, "He must become greater; I must become less." As you allow Him to increase in your life by surrendering your desires and plans to Him, His power will be displayed in remarkable ways.

May your heart be fully aligned with the treasures of God's Kingdom, and may you experience the abundant life that comes from wholeheartedly seeking Him in every aspect of your existence.

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