Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Hit right between the eyes!!!
I don't mean to get all serious on you or anything, but I just thought I would share how God spoke to me in my devotions. I was reading in Matthew chapter six and got hit right between the eyes. I won't take time to write out all the verses (you could look them up for yourself) but some things from these verses just seem to jump out at me, such as...."And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field....Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field,.....shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?....Therefore take not thought......for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things,..". Then, the clincher......Matt. 6:33......"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Today, as Children of God, we are told to seek His kingdom and His will first, even before we seek our own well-being. When we truly do this, He promised that He would provide ALL the things that we need to exist. One word comes to mind:PRIORITIES. Without God at the top of our list of priorities, not a single "material" blessing will seem to satisfy. If we put Him at the top of that list, then and only then can we feel His presence and know His peace. You see, this struck me because I seem to have been struggling lately with "Being Content". Oh, don't get me wrong, I know that God has put me right where I'm suppose to be right now. He has supplied every need and continues to do so, but I find myself having these little conversations with myself such as, "Why am I a cashier at Hobby Lobby? I'm a pastor's wife for goodness sake. What am I doing here? How is this accomplishing anything for God? Do you realize the people I have to deal with? Oh, you have no idea how mean and rude some of the customers can be!! I don't deserve this!!" And on and on it can go if I allow it to (I hate to say, but sometimes I allow it to). Today, I have made a vow to make a conscience effort to GET MY PRIORITIES STRAIGHT. I know Hobby Lobby is where I am suppose to be right now (God GAVE me this job). Believe it or not, I LOVE working at Hobby Lobby. I LOVE meeting all the people (well, most of them). I LOVE to talk, and this gives me lot's of opportunities to do so. So....why do I fret? It's a trick of our enemy. I am resting in God's promise that "..all these things will be added." realizing that I MUST seek Him and His righteousness. Lord, thank you for reminding me to keep my priorities straight!! Isn't serving God just the most exciting thing you ever did experience!?