Scriptural Readings: John 7:6, Matthew 6:33, James 4:2-4, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 16:1-4, Psalms 1:1-4
We tend to see life as just what we see it today and then comes next is tomorrow, next week, next month and so on. We can’t change this. We have to survive. The opportunities given to us should never be missed as we go through and tend to a 24 gruelling hour of punishment just to survive(Genesis 3:19). We have to make sure that we have to be on the safest side. A wonderful future. This is what we see.
However, our time is always compromised resulting to large scale of time mismanagement and imbalance creating stress, confusion and many more.
We need Jesus Christ. The difference between surviving life without Jesus as to having Him and His revelations for us is that we can see clearly the truth in our future. The opportunity that He has given us as we follow Him assures not only a 24 hour satisfaction and also the things that He has for us to accomplish therefore seeing what we are in the future.
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
New International Version
Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you anytime will do.
but your time is alway read; for you anytime will do.
Aside from the 24 hour that we deal in our lives, Jesus has given us the opportunity always to deal with our spiritual lives too. Even if we do not realize it we should be having a time for Him. The thing is we are selfish with our time if it comes to our spirituality. Right? We always have the time however that big question is what is on top of the list. Money? Power? Politics? I guess a lot of us would be having a long line of list. Right? The next question is if Jesus is really the first on our list, are we following His instructions? God’s will? We tend to pray in a quick manner thanking Him of the grace on our tables and because we are very hungry, it is a praise of the lips not with spiritual essence or value. Only we can answer this deep within ourselves.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
If our priority is looking for the kingdom of money, power, politics and the list goes on, we need the Holy Spirit to shake us to the very core of our spirituality to realize that we should be after and looking for only one kingdom and there is only one kingdom and that kingdom is the kingdom of God. Another thing for sure is that breaking and bringing down this kingdoms we built is impossible. We need Jesus and the power of the Holy spirit to crush it down.
v.2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
v.3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts.
v.4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
At this point of time, as Christians we should have seen things that the Lord has seen and told us. One thing that He did was first to warn us about the future, things that we will desire and die for and on the other hand He also promised us a lot of fantastic things in the future.
He also promised us a lot of things in the future. Plans…
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
v.1 To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
v.2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them but, motives are weighed by the LORD.
v.3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and He will establish your plan.
v.4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end- even the wicked for a day of disaster.
There are two things that might be happening to us. It is either we are short sighted or we are totally blind to what Jesus has shown us. We look for another kingdom. A kingdom that might be an enmity with God. A kingdom which is not God’s kingdom. God has a plan for us. The moment we trusted Jesus the plan in us will start to work. We are blinded on God’s plan because we built and chose a kingdom of wealth, power and many more. When we started putting up walls on our false kingdom, God’s kingdom would become invisible unless the Holy Spirit destroys these kingdoms showing what is left, the right kingdom the true kingdom, God’s kingdom. God will add all the things that we needed to build His kingdom. This is His plan that as soon as we start to build we see clearly where we are heading to. This is the very reason why we need our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
It is not too late to start. What we see right now should be what we should have seen, a plan by God in us through His Son Jesus Christ. The longer the the time that we spend in prayer and studying His words the more our Lord Jesus will reveal to us what God’s plan for each of us. Yes, in a daily manner. We will find out for ourselves that God is working in us. We should start right with our priorities and this means that Jesus should be on the top of the list. Our personal relationship with Him should be our priority. This relationship with Him is all and the only thing that should matter for us. If this continues… And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.