God in all things (2)
We know that God wants us to enjoy life, and be successful in taking hold of His plans for us. There’s not an area of your life that God isn’t interested in. We have to remember, though, that we can block ourselves from godly success when we’re not in tune with Him. When we seek Him, obey His instructions, and do everything in a way that honours Him, He moves alongside us in what we’re doing. In the Old Testament, He said, ‘Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do’ (Deuteronomy 29:9 NIV). And in the New Testament, Jesus said, ‘seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you’ (Matthew 6:33 NKJV). When Jesus says ‘all these things’, He’s talking about our daily needs. Those verses show us that, throughout history, our God has been taking care of people. He makes sure that we have what we need, and that we see real success. But they also remind us that we have to love Him, living out that love in the ways that He instructs us to, in order to step into the success and provision that He brings. Think about someone that you have a close, loving relationship with. You want them to be happy, to have success in the things that they are passionate about. Our relationship with God is so much stronger than that, so our heavenly Father is invested in our success, right down to the details of having clothes on our back. Live with the full knowledge of that. Focus on doing what God wants, and trust that He’ll provide you with what you need. Believe that God wants you to succeed in the life that He has planned for you.
Who did you think about when we mentioned loving relationships? Ask them what you can do to help them succeed in their goals today.
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