Tuesday, February 12, 2008

What am I striving for?

Jesus said to his followers..."Do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink...for it is the world that strives after all these things and your Father knows that you need them...Instead, strive for His kingdom and these things will be given to you as well." (Luke 12:29-31 NRSV)

'Instead, strive for His kingdom'...
those are words that pull me up short.

I believe in God's kingdom, I am a part of God's kingdom and I am working to build God's kingdom, but to strive for His kingdom INSTEAD of striving for other things is not how I live.

All too often I live with my sights set on the 'here and now'. And the anxiety follows because I face pressure, frustration and fears.

God is talking to me about making His kingdom my #1 pursuit and watching Him take care of everything else.