But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Going through the series on thanksgiving that Pastor Tammy preached, I can’t help but be struck by how having a proper perspective can really change everything. When we are looking for things to be thankful for, we find them. When we are counting our blessings, we realize how many we have to celebrate.
I find this to be true in every aspect of our lives. That to which we give the most attention, happens to also be the thing that shapes our perspectives the most. If we focus our thoughts on the things of this world, we will find our minds taking on a worldly perspective. If we give our thoughts over to all the negative failings that are present in our surroundings, then we find our minds taking on a negative perspective.
But … hope is found in the reverse also being true. If we focus our thoughts on the things of God, we will find our minds taking on a godly perspective. Faithful servants of Christ at Enon, it is imperative that we set our hearts and minds on the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Just as many have found so much to be thankful for during such a trying time in our world, we also can continue to find great opportunity in our circumstances.
Take this time, the Covid Christmas, and use it to reflect on the ways that we can give God His proper place on our list of priorities. Apprehend this season of restrictions and uncertainty to produce results for righteousness in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones.
We hope and pray for restoration of things lost. We seek God’s power in bringing back a sense of “normalcy” to our lives. We cry out for resolution to be brought to all the frustrations life holds for us at this time. I am convinced that we will see all these things brought about. But only when our hearts and minds are first seeking that which needs to be first. And as the teaching goes, “then all these things shall be added unto you.”
I love you all and am so thankful for all you do.