Seek God First

Written by Stanley T. Crawford


Matthew 6:25-34, tells us: 1) God will provide for us, 2) We should avoid worry, and 3) We should seek God first. In this passage, Jesus points out that God provides for our needs. Jesus utilizes examples from nature to describe how God is able to care for us. Jesus talks about God, and his ability to provide sour smallest need to our greatest needs (vs. 26 & 28&29)

In addition, Jesus exhorts us not to worry (vs. 31 & 34). As men and women this is sometimes very difficult to do. Jesusí rationale for us is that we are not able to add to our stature (vs.27). A small example is when we go to extremes to stay young, and unwrinkled. I am not mentioning this to condemn this pursuit, but to say that we should keep our efforts and actions in proper perspective.

Spiritual Wealth - An Essential Ingredient For Earning Cash Online !

Written by C.J.L.J.Rao


Majority of us are seeking material wealth by working hard in our jobs or businesses. Its mostly for a good cause, I don't deny that. But, we seldom spend enough time to think about pursuing Spiritual Wealth.

Spiritual Wealth or well-being is some thing to do with our spirit or soul present in our physical body.

The better your Spirit. The better will be your life onrepparttar earth.

Then, How can you ever obtain it ? The Bible says "God is a Spirit.". And also that "He isrepparttar 127022 Father of spirits.". Therefore, We need God to make us Spiritually Wealthy.

God is ever-willing to give us Spiritual Wealth. It is we who are not interested. The mistake lies with us and not God. We do not ask Him.

Obtaining Spiritual Wealth is a process. It takes time.

We need to haverepparttar 127023 desire for it. The more we thirst and hunger for it,repparttar 127024 more we obtain. Its just like water or food. The more thirsty we arerepparttar 127025 more we drink water orrepparttar 127026 more hungry we are,repparttar 127027 more food we eat.

The Bible says "God createdrepparttar 127028 Universe, Heaven and Earth. And allrepparttar 127029 things that move onrepparttar 127030 earth.". And then God created man from dust according to His image. What a privilege ! We are all made inrepparttar 127031 image of God !

Then, God breathed intorepparttar 127032 nostrils ofrepparttar 127033 man shaped from dust. And then Man came to life. So, each one of us haverepparttar 127034 God-breathed spirit in us.

The physical body has its own cycle of growth. And atrepparttar 127035 end ofrepparttar 127036 cyclerepparttar 127037 physical body dies. If you observe,repparttar 127038 body slowly becomes dust again. But, what happens to that God-breathed spirit in us ? It will still be alive even thoughrepparttar 127039 body is dead.

Ideally, it should return back to God. But, Here liesrepparttar 127040 crux ofrepparttar 127041 problem. It does not return back to God. It keeps roaming here and there inrepparttar 127042 world of spirits. Why is this so ?

This is because,repparttar 127043 spirit was not reconciled to God during its tenure onrepparttar 127044 earth being inrepparttar 127045 God-given body.

Please be informed, my dear friend, that our spirit reconciling to God isrepparttar 127046 Most Important thing in our life. The earlier this happensrepparttar 127047 better.

The spirit CAN be reconciled to God when we deal with SIN in our life. We need to get our spirits cleansed from sin. You may say I have not sinned since my birth. I have lived a good life. I did not hurt anyone etc.. Sorry Sir, this is a lie and you are in grave deception.

The Bible says "All have sinned and fallen short ofrepparttar 127048 glory of God.". The Bible says God is Holy. The Bible also says God is Judge. If God judges us, we shall all receive only death penalty.

In order to save mankind from this death penalty, The Father of Spirits, God who created heaven and earth, came to earth in human bodily form and Himself became penalty for us. He lived a sinless life.

Misunderstood people killed Him by nailing Him ontorepparttar 127049 Cross. He allowed them for our sake. His sinless precious blood was shed onrepparttar 127050 Cross. This was suffered by Him for our sake. So that our spirit may not face death penalty, but could be reconciled to God.

This happened 2000 years ago. He is none other than Lord Jesus Christ. Unlike us, who were born of parents through human reproduction, He was born ofrepparttar 127051 Holy Spirit and was borne inrepparttar 127052 womb byrepparttar 127053 Virgin Mary.

Steps for getting reconciled to God :-

1) You need to sincerely repent and confess your sins beforerepparttar 127054 Almighty God. 2) You need to ask Him to wash your heart clean withrepparttar 127055 precious blood of Jesus Christ. 3) You need to ask Jesus Christ to enter into your heart (or inner spirit being). 4) You need to giverepparttar 127056 responsibility of your life into His Most Able Hands. 5) You need to make a decision that you will, from now onwards, do all things as per His will and NOT as per your wish and will. 6) You need to pray regularly. Someone said prayer is like breathing ! 7) You need to read and meditate onrepparttar 127057 Bible regularly in order to grow strong. 8) You need to ask God to show you His will so that you may accomplish His will in your life. The ultimate goal of a human being is to dorepparttar 127058 will of God ! 9) You need to constantly strive to overcomerepparttar 127059 sins in your life asking help or grace from God in prayer. 10) You need to make friends with other people who have donerepparttar 127060 above steps in their life. 11) And, continuously ask God for all your needs and aspirations. He will give them to you as long as it is a morally right thing and coincides with His will too.

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