Get This and You Get It All!
Get This and You Get It All!
Matthew 6:33 (AMP)
33 But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness
[His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God],
and all these things will be given to you also.
Multi-tasking has become a way of life for many people in recent years. Our lives have become so busy that it seems the only way to get everything done is to be doing more than one thing at a time. Most of us have found out that that does not always produce the best results. But we continue to do it because…we have so much to do. Unfortunately, for many believers “spiritual multi-tasking” has become a way of life also. There are those who have so become wrapped up in “being about their Father’s business” that they unknowingly neglect their relationship with Him. Spiritual multi-tasking, like natural multi-tasking, leaves much to be desired.
Matthew 6:33 is the antidote for “spiritual multi-tasking”. The Amplified Bible Classic Edition gives a clear picture of what our priorities should be in our relationship with our Heavenly Father. It admonishes believers to, before anything else, focus on God’s Kingdom which is “His way of doing and being right”. The Phillips New Testament translation says, “Set your heart on the kingdom and his goodness”.
Once we focus – purposely aim our attention – on God’s goodness our perspective changes. It is the result of God’s goodness that the shed Blood of Jesus has made us acceptable to our Heavenly Father at all times. Righteousness means “right-standing” with God. Our sins no longer separate us from God. And, it is not a case of God just looking the other way and ignoring our sins. When we became born-again the very life of God became resident in us. The Phillips New Testament translation states: “the live, permanent Word of the living God has given you his own indestructible heredity.” We have God’s DNA!
It is because of God’s goodness in making us righteous (through no effort of our own) we are now positioned to receive all God desires us to have. We don’t have to work for it. The deception of spiritual multi-tasking is that it leads believers to yield to the belief that the more Kingdom work we do, the more God will love us and the more He will give us. Matthew 6:33 clearly refutes that. What is most important to God is not the time we spend doing Kingdom work, but the time we spend fellowshipping with Him. Something interesting happens as we stay in a continual close fellowship with The Father; there is a growing desire to “be about our Father’s business”. The Kingdom work gets done in response to the close walk we enjoy with Him rather than being done to win His approval. Follow the command of Matthew 6:33 and experience the difference between living a fruitful life versus living a busy life!
Matthew 6:33 (MSG)
What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions.
Don’t worry about missing out.
You’ll find That all your everyday human concerns will be met.
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