TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
When you stand against darkness, all of heaven takes notice. How the angels marvel when you who have not seen stand firm for My Name. When you ask for faith, I will supply it generously so you won’t fall.
ADDED UNTO YOU
I’m not going to lie. I’m scared of heights. The thought of climbing a ladder puts a panic in me, but there’s something that strikes a deeper fear in my heart. It’s this: when I’m not seeking the Lord and He shows up, I don’t know that He’s there.
You see, you and I miss incredible opportunities for Jesus to meet us because we’re too busy doing something else to actually seek Him.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
There are actually two different levels to this. The first level is seeking first the Kingdom. That’s where Jesus rules and reigns. What parts of your life have you let the Kingdom into? Your marriage, but not your relationship with your kids? Your home, but not your TV or computer habits? Fix that.
The second part is once you’re going after His Kingdom and Jesus is actively ruling and reigning throughout your life, make sure you know for certain you have a place in that Kingdom. What?!?
See, righteousness means “right standing.” It also means “one with legs.” The God-given ability to stand in that place. When you seek His righteousness, that means you’re ready to stand on the Rock and not be shaken by the world or sifted by the enemy.
Once you stand, your life will overflow because Jesus will add all kinds of blessings, gifts, opportunities and just awesome stuff into your life. So, get after some seeking. His Kingdom and right standing are your reward, and then some!
FROM MY SERMON SERIES FIRST THINGS