The Kingdom of God Or The Thorns of Life

All sorts of things can distract us from kingdom matters. The wear and tear of everyday life can make it hard to keep our spiritual focus. But in an affluent society, our desire for riches, our pursuit of material things, and our selfishness with wealth can entangle us in worry. Worry can stifle our faith. 

Eventually the fruitfulness if the Gospel is choked out and we lose our spiritual vitality. Our greatest riches are found in Jesus. If He is our priceless treasure and the kingdom is our highest priority, then we can handle the other things that come our way. 

We all love the things the world have put on ground for us to enjoy, but what the Bible states is not to make it our major priority in life. Let’s be wise in our choices, either the kingdom of God or the thorns of life. 

Don’t Compare The Past With Present (Ecclesiastes 7:10)

The only thing we get by spending our time looking in the rear view mirror is a big disaster in our front wind shields! Our best days as Christians are always ahead. Jesus has promised to return and take us home to God. What better future could there be. So let’s not get distracted with nostalgic cynicism. We can thank God for His past blessings, but let’s not waste the present with restimism. Let’s make a commitment to redeem our time and trust that the same God who raised Jesus from the dead, also holds our future in His hands. 

Therefore, do not worry saying what shall we eat? Or what shall we drink? Or what shall we wear? For after all these things the gentiles seek. For your heavenly father knows that you need all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Mathew 6:31-33).

Some of us can’t do without asking what to eat, wear, or drink. It’s occasionally a part of human lives to ask these questions. But the Lord is telling us to seek Him first, if you believe in Him, all that you ever need in life will be granted unto you. He knows what you lacking and what you need in life, just trust the Lord and be free from