Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser
Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser
God knows your needs and He is sufficient in all circumstances to meet your needs. Believers can trust God to meet every need so find reason to relax. Why do some Christians worry and fret and get upset and lose their balance about somethings so simple?
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Mat 6:31-33).
God says, don’t worry about what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, or What you shall wear. Is God so careless that He will not care for you? “For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things”.
God knows that you need money, He knows that you need a house, He knows that you need victory over evil habits, He knows you need holiness, He knows we must not live without them, but don’t make them your focus. Instead, “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”. All of us have needs and we have always had needs. And God is committed to meeting our needs. Has Jesus Christ ever proven to fail you at any given point? God is the source of every good thing that comes your way. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him (James 1:17).
He has given us access to all truth, and boldness to come to His throne of grace. If we have not received His good things, then we need to examine ourselves and not to think that God is unwilling to give us. All the things you are seeking will be given to you, but note well that we must seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. “Seek first, not second, not third. God cannot give us what we need if we don’t seek His kingdom first.
Our God is more than adequate to meet our needs. Jesus Christ is our personal saviour, our shepherd, our Lord, our life, and our all. He is the omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent one. And therefore, the truth is, we can’t think of any problem, we can’t bring anything to Him that He is not more than able to deal with properly, sufficiently, completely, adequately and to provide exactly what we need.
When we seek first the kingdom of God, our faith grows, and we can make our request known to Him. Without faith we cannot please God, and nothing can happen with your prayers. Prayer and faith go together. Prayer without faith can’t take you anywhere. He may not always give you everything that you ask for. But remember that He is the best judge for what is good and perfect for us. If we ask for anything which is good for us, He will assuredly grant our request.
The Lord Himself has said that He will not withhold any good thing from His children (Ps. 84:11). He might not always have kept your schedule and your time sequence. But Has Jesus Christ ever failed you? Have you ever presented Him anything and His response was, you’ve got me on this one? Has He ever said to you, I don’t think I can handle that? Has He ever said to you, this is too much for me? Or has He ever said to you in prayer, this is one of the problems that I don’t have a solution to?
14 “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15). Ask anything that is compatible with the teachings of Jesus. There are people who will ask things which are totally out of the will of God for their lives. You have to ask for things that fit the life of Jesus and also things that fit your life as a follower of Jesus. People ask for things which have nothing to do with what God has planned for their lives. Most often, people say I have been praying for a new car, I have been praying for a new house, and many more things, but are you asking for what you need?
When we pray, God sifts. You can ask anything you like, but because God loves you, and knows what’s best, because He wants the best for you, He is going to choose the best. He may give you what you ask for, but He may not give you when you asked for it. It may not be the shape or the size of whatever it might be. God is going to answer our prayer according to the wisdom of God. According to the love of God, according to His care for us. He loves to answer our prayer because of who He is, He is God full of love and mercy and He delights to give us the desires of our hearts. Putting God first is the way to acquire divine wealth so large to include all the things that you are seeking. What a promise to request in prayer. It’s time to pray for the zeal of His house to consume us.
My first prayer is for others who as yet are seeking other things first. May the Holy Spirit draw them to seek God’s kingdom first.
You may pray this prayer:
God almighty, help me to realise that you deserve first place in my life and that all my help comes from you. Help me, father, to seek you first and to keep all my priorities in line with yours. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I stir up my Spirit that I may become energetic for the spreading of the gospel, and allow you to live through me, so your kingdom may come and be extended on this earth. I seek first your kingdom above everything, so that all things will be added to me. In Jesus’ name I pray Amen!