Let Us Shout About the Blesser, Not Just the Blessings!
from Called to Conquer by Bishop Eddie Long
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:25–34 Key Verse: Matthew 6:33
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things [the Gentiles seek] shall be added to you.
Many of us in the modern church seem to shout about God’s “benefit package” more than about our adoption as members of His royal family. Our status as members of God’s kingdom family means that we have direct access to His throne room along with specific jobs to do and responsibilities to fulfill as members of the King’s court.
When you get a good job, the company provides you with everything you need to get the job done. You also may receive a benefits package that includes a medical plan, a retirement plan, and perhaps free access to counseling services. It is all part of the package.
When you go to work, does your boss have to remind you about your benefits every day? No, your main responsibility is to do the work you were hired to do, not sit around reading your benefits brochures and dreaming about what you will have at retirement.
God wants you to walk in your blessings as you do your kingdom work. He provides for our needs so we can work and serve without worrying about the “stuff” of life. We should not need to be reminded that He is our great Physician and Jehovah-Jireh, the “God who provides” for all our needs. God should not have to remind us that we are the head and not the tail, or that we are blessed in our going and coming.
How long are we going to focus exclusively on God’s benefit program? We need to wake up every day and know that we are blessed. We are the redeemed of the Lord. Now let us act and work like we know it.
Heavenly Father, You are my chief joy, not the countless blessings You provide for me. I bless You and call You holy. Thank You for supplying for all of my needs so that I can do Your will without hindrance or delay. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.