Your Relationship is your Resource

Whatever you do, DON’T BE ANXIOUS….. (Is it like saying: “Don’t think about elephants”?)

But this was Jesus’ clear word:  “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.Matthew 6:31-32.

It’s easy to miss the key word in this verse. It’s the word “Your.” Jesus is comparing outsiders and insiders.

It’s not a comparison that says “God loves Israel and hates everybody else” – though sometimes the Old Testament seemed to tend that way. No, God is the father of all nations and people, but many do not acknowledge that relationship. The consequence of that lack of relationship is to seek to fill the void with other stuff. So don’t be like those outsiders, then, who “seek after all these things.” No, for you who know him as Father, operate out of the rich resource of that relationship.

The verse goes on. “Seek first the kingdom of heaven and all these things shall be added to you.” Your heavenly Father knows” all about your needs.

Just get your priorities right. God is aware of all our needs, physical, intellectual… and spiritual.

And it is his delight to provide for his children.

Once you know him as Father, there can no longer be any need to be anxious. Your relationship is an infinite resource.

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2 Responses to Your Relationship is your Resource

  1. Thanks, Ken. Anxiety is probably the biggest struggle in my Christian life. My earthly life is so full of trouble, I feel like I’ve been waiting on the Lord forever. And so I will go on doing, trusting he has it all in hand, even though I can’t see how!

    • kenbaker says:

      Thanks for that. Yes, whenever we go into a new town, we don’t “preach the gospel” but we offer courses on “Overcoming Depression.” Seems to be an area where so many of us struggle.
      You’re right: All we can do is trust and hold on. God bless you

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