seek 1st God’s Kingdom & His righteousness

imported-photos-00018Ok, I’m speaking tomorrow night on Matt 6:33 – seek 1st God’s kingdom & His righteousness & all these things will be added to you.  The previous verses are when Jesus tells us not to worry.  So with that in mind, what do you think Jesus meant when He said to seek 1st the Kingdom AND God’s righteousness???  Please leave a comment – would enjoy getting your feedback! 🙂

limping to victory

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is when Jacob wrestled w the angel / God in Gen 32.  This interaction always captures my attention & I find myself thinking about this wrestling match several times throughout any given year.  I was talking w a friend today about what happened to Jacob after his wrestling match that left him w a limp: 

  • he was reconciled to his brother & father
  • he returned to his homeland
  • restored & ramped up his walk w God
  • transformed his name – character

Rightfully so, no one likes pain or hardship.  But with God, hardship & pain can really be used by Him for some quite spectacular results!  Consider – all things work together for good to those who love God & who are called according to His purposes.  Our goal is to love God & stay in the groove w His pruposes in our lives.