"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteous; and all these things shall be added unto you" Matt. 6:33

  Things! They have our attention. They are our main focus! They are our top priority! We gaze longingly in the show room window at that shiny new Lexus. If we only had that we would be satisfied.

  Our attention is fixed on a new home with all the conveniences. If we had that we would be satisfied.

  We walk through racks of attractive clothes thinking by making a purchase and a fashion statement we will be satisfied!

  Sitting in a fashionable restaurant we order a gourmand meal thinking it will add to our prestige as others watch. Surely it will satisfy!

  Although things are needed they never satisfy that inner longing. Jesus taught us our focus should be the Kingdom of God and a right relationship with Him. It should be our number one priority. If you put Him first all your needs will be met.

  You may not drive a Lexus but adequate transportation will be provided! You may not have a palatial home but you will have a roof over your head! You may not wear designer clothes but you will be adequately covered. In addition you will wear a robe of white! You may not eat a variety of gourmet foods but you will have bread enough and to spare! Put God first and all these things shall be added unto you!

In Jesus',
Rev. W. Scott Lockard
©2003 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright side Ministries