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Saturday, July 06, 2013

By His Spirit

     "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."-Matt. 6:33. Sometimes when I have quoted this Scripture, I accidentally have left out "and His righteousness" but feel that is the meat of the Scripture really. Even the Pharisees "sought His Kingdom" by means of trying to do what God wanted, but "His righteousness" (or His Spirit of love and kindness) was not part of the equation.
    Another instance of this dichotomy was when Jesus wasn't welcomed when he went into a Samaritan town, and the disciples wanted to "call down fire from heaven." Jesus rebuked them and said, "you don't know what spirit you are from."
    So, we can try and follow God and His ways, but not do it from His Spirit. We can piously and with judgment in our hearts, do "what God wants" but not do it "how" He wants. As we grow in Him, by the power of His Holy Spirit, He begins to change our hearts, and we find that we start loving Him, manifesting by loving ourselves (in the good way) and then others, no matter who they are and what they've done.
     We start to have His heart and mindset of "seeking and saving those who are lost," and reach out to the ones in darkness with the light of His love and truth. Balancing truth and love is something He also begins to do in us. It is not something we set out to do, as then it becomes action based on what we know, but trust in the work He does in us, and then discover He's doing it.
     So, operating in His Spirit, is hallmark to seeking His Kingdom. I would say that as we let Him move through us, we won't have to "seek" per se, but we will be "in His Kingdom." Then, all these things, what we will eat, and wear, etc. will not only be provided for us, but, I believe, will become not even something that we focus on, as we will be caught up with Him, as His Spirit is allowed to flow through us.


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