…your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. —Matthew 6:32-34

            God knows what you need!  Is it your first priority to seek His kingdom?  Is it your priority to see His righteousness?  If this is the case then you do not have to worry about what you need.  He will give you what I need.  The question is “what are your priorities.  The trouble with many of us is that we want to answer our prayers for the needs we have, but we are not willing to have Him as first priority in our lives.  Other things or people take precedence over our relationship with Him.  We are more focused on temporary, worldly things than on eternal, heavenly things.  Then we wonder why our prayers are not answered.  We want God on our terms, not on His.

            There are those who worry about tomorrow.  Why worry about something that hasn’t even arrived yet?  Worry is worry because of focusing on the negative bad things that may or may not happen.  Ever see anyone worry about something positive and good happening?  It is typically about the possible bad things that may happen people worry about or about situations they cannot control.

            Years ago when my wife Elaine was overseas and I got this thought in my head that she was not coming back.  The thought seemed so real and really bothered me.  I went to a brother to talk with him about it and as I explained what I was thinking my eyes welled up.  This brother just said, “Ted, you know where those thoughts are coming from.”  That is all he had to say and I stopped worrying.  It was wrong thinking.  Wrong thinking can truly impact our lives in negative ways.  Satan truly wants us to worry and not trust our Lord God Almighty.  This is why we need to focus on God’s kingdom and on His righteousness.  He is in control and we can trust Him fully for our needs.  It is always great to have someone to talk to about it as well.

Dear Father I am grateful that You not only know my needs but that You can meet those needs.  Yes, may I fully trust You by the power of Your Holy Spirit and by the authority of Jesus.

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