It is God’s desire that we should experience His blessings in all areas of our lives. The word of God tells us that in order for us to prosper we must put the Lord first in our lives. “But seek you first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). God is asking us to make the things of God as a priority over the things of the world. Salvation that is inherent in the kingdom of God is the number one thing that should be sought and it is of greater value than all the world’s riches. This is the condition for God’s blessings and the only guarantee of God’s provision.
Deuteronomy 8:18 tells us that; “But you shall remember the Lord your God: For it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto your fathers, as it is this day”. This means that God’s interest must be ahead of our interest and all that we need will be provided. If we fail to remember God in what we do then it will be so hard for us to receive His blessings.
There are many promises that God promises those who live a life of obedience and righteousness. “And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). This glorious promise is given to any and to all, and for all time. God does not only promise Blessings, but He actually say that the blessings shall come on you and overtake you. This means that the blessings will be so abundant that they will literally chase down the people of God. The condition to all these promises still remains the same, seeking God first.
If you consider now that we have all these promises but majority of the people are still struggling, then we need to know that something is wrong here. Even talking about Malawi as a nation, the country is in a very sad situation.
God sent famines upon Israel as a judgment because of spiritual declension. If you look at the beginning of the book of Ruth, you will find that there was a famine in the land which God brought about because of their disobedience. Despite all that famine, the people never sought to seek the Face of God but instead decided to go in deep sin by going to live in other countries that worshipped idols there by going in deep sin.
It is the same with us now because there are so many things that God is not happy with which requires us to seek God for forgiveness. God is always looking for yielding vessels, those that will seek Him with an honest heart for the sake of His Kingdom. Remember that when God was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, He was willing to spare these two cities if only ten people that were seeking His face could be found. It is sad to know that even ten people could not be found so that these cities could be spared. “Call upon me and I will answer you; and show you great and mighty things, which you know not” (Jeremiah 33:3).
Let us be people who understands the importance of seeking god than just “give me, give me people”. God is interested in developing a relationship with you, not you just calling on Him when you are in trouble.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :