But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6 : 33
Good morning, friends.
A king went to a forest in disguise. But he was not able to find his way out. Three young men passed near by. They recognized that it was their king and so they brought him back to his palace. He was so grateful to them and he wished to give them whatever they wanted. The first guy asked the king to give him silver. The king granted silver to him. The next guy wanted gold. The king happily gave him the gold he needed. Finally when the third guy's chance came, he asked the king to visit his home once in six months. The king was surprised, but then he agreed to visit him.
When he visited his home for the very first time, he felt that the way to his home was very bad. So he made plans to set it right and he did it. The next time when he visited, he felt that the house was not that sufficient, so he altered that guy's house. When he came for the third time, he thought it would be better for that guy to marry and so he searched for a bride in his own kingdom and he united them.
What does the above story tell? Does it not convey what Matthew 6 : 33 says? Yes, the first two guys wanted things from the king, whereas the third guy wanted the king's presence. This is what exactly we too need. The Lord is not a liar. He says that when we seek Him above all, He'll add all the other things. Why not try seeking His presence, instead of His blessings? When we focus on blessings, we may lose to focus on the Him. He is the ultimate source of everything and He'll bless us according to His riches in Heavens and He adds no more sorrows to it. No creation is above our Creator. Everything may vanish just like that, but the only thing that remains forever is the Pure Love of our Savior. When we follow Him, the grace and goodness will definitely follow us. We shouldn't run behind the grace and goodness, but behind the Lord and His unconditional, limitless love.