But YOU Seek His Kingdom

9/20/2005

The Son of God says— Luke 12:29-31 “And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. But you seek His Kingdom, and these things will be added to you.” NASB

So what is the kingdom of God? It is not thinking about food or drink or entertainment. The kingdom of God in this world is the supreme desire to do the will of God, and the daily Life together of those who are so bound to Him and one another in the Lordship and Love of His Spirit. Practically, for you, living in His Spirit with Him and others will effect situations present in all human endeavors. Seeking His Kingdom is thinking or dwelling on that which the Spirit guides—such as righteousness, holiness, longsuffering and love to name a few. How often do we think peace? When that person cuts to the front of the line in which we have been waiting for hours, are our thoughts blessing or a curse? When someone says something demeaning about us, do we seek gentleness or something else? Do we go to where Christ is or somewhere else? If we value and treasure our reputations, where will we go when those reputations are attacked? Will our minds seek to set straight the one who has attacked our reputations or will we follow the leading of the Spirit to the One without reputation? Will we think on meekness or will pride overwhelm our thoughts? Too often we try to control our actions but our thoughts are left untouched. It was Christ who sent the Spirit to help guide our minds and thoughts to him knowing that actions always follow the thoughts. We know through experience that actions can be deceiving. It is in the thoughts of man where man lives. How many Christians live in fear and are tortured by their thoughts?

Why is it so difficult for the rich man to enter into the kingdom? Although he may have the Spirit as a guide to bring him into the kingdom, he has many treasures on this earth to take the attention off his mind and thoughts. It is not easy to get rich and even harder to maintain. The mind and thoughts of a wealthy man are consumed with the advancement and maintenance of his wealth. Although it is not impossible for him to seek and find Joy in the kingdom of God, it is difficult.

Who can enter the kingdom? The family of God can. All children of God at some point in time cry out “Father” and the Spirit of Truth bears witness and says “what you say is true, you are his child.” Now that we have become aware of our Spirit birth, and been born again, we begin to seek out our home. It is the Spirit of Truth that is now sent by our Father at the request of our older brother Jesus to guide us to our new home, the Kingdom of God.

-cp

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