Walking Through Life

in each day i seem to live in a harsh dichotomy of the here and now, and the then and later. tagging my last post God has been working in my heart over the last few months about living in the moment, that being said living in this moment that we are in prepares us for those moments that we will be in later. i am finding that our lives are infested with two things as believers. The first and most powerful, the Holy Spirit; second and one that should have no power, the principalities of the world. we move and breathe and live in the harshness of the world, we let it control what we do, even those of us who recognize the futility in it.the world gives us things even in God ordained places and times to distract us from what we are suppose to do, we find that we are consumed by the things that are placed on us by others, along with the interpretation of those things that people expect us to do. so then what? what do we do? how can we be free? how can we live in obedience in what we are doing now without compromising what God has planned for us later? i think these questions can be answered by a question, how well are you seeking the Kingdom of God? or how well are we allowing the Holy Spirit to move through you?
Matthew one of Jesus’ disciples recorded the words of Jesus during a message he was giving to the masses. Jesus talks about all of the things that are in front of every man, what he will eat, what he will drink, what he will wear, and where he will sleep. these are all instances of things that plague most of man kind. Jesus then says, dont be anxious!!! each of those things mentioned can be interchanged with things in our lives that put us into bondage, things that divert us from the Kingdom of God and chain us in a stand still. Dont be anxious… it becomes important to know that we are seeking the Kingdom, with out being held in bondage, to seek the Kingdom with reckless abandonment as to not be distracted.
we often find in some ways that our seeking the Kingdom of God is hindered by our over zealousness. we, under the auspices of “doing all things in excellence, because God deserves excellence” tend to take the long way around, causing ourselves anxiety over things that we just dont need to place on ourselves. this cries for freedom, a freedom that comes from being in Christ, a freedom that we have been brought into because of the victory over all bondage Christ won at the Cross. this freedom allows us to do what is asked of us with out adding more onto what we are doing, it allows us the ability to respectfully decline what distracts us from the Kingdom of God.
so in Jesus’ words: do not be anxious, saying, what shall we eat or what shall we drink, or what shall we wear? for the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6.31-33)

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