Friday, November 6, 2009

To "Seek" the "Kingdom of God"

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well", (Mt 6:33), has been the one source of motivation for me during my difficult times. Of late I have been reflecting on what it really means to "Seek" the "Kingdom of God". I feel to "seek" would mean to tirelessly pursue, to preoccupy oneself with the works of the Kingdom. So much so that everything else becomes secondary. Jesus' preoccupation about His father's Kingdom was evident in his ministry. For him his family and friends were always "outside waiting for him". I believe we must constantly strive to let the Kingdom of God be established in us. That would mean to be always and at every moment desiring His Will to be done in our lives and thereby enjoying the fruits of salvation in us - enjoying His love, joy and peace in us. As we continue with this pursuit, we will find ourselves, "compelled by the love of Christ" (2 Cor 5:14) to go out and actively engage ourselves in sharing this love with others. Then making ourselves available for the activities of the Kingdom will cease to be a burden, rather it will become acts of love to God and to his people.

2 comments:

Thomson Mathew said...

Wonderful sharing Tina!

Every time I have to choose between kingdom values and personal gains/benefits this very same thought pops up in my mind too -"Seek first....."
Although its tough to make a decision right-away but asking oneself this question at every daily little cross-roads of life helps one discern the right answer I believe , especially from the will of God point of view.

I am just starting my journey...and have a long way to go.

Thanks Tina for the sharing.

Joji said...

Tina thanks for those beautiful words of wisdom. As usual your words inspire and instruct. Privileged to have you writing here.