Trust in the LORD, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:3-4)
For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
O LORD of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you! (Psalm 84:11-12)
Have you ever caught yourself in a really petty prayer? I did this week. Of all the things I could have prayed for! God’s eternal treasures of spiritual blessings are laid up for me, and I could think only of my own glory.
When God answered a measure of my silly prayer, I realized my foolishness.
What do I really want? to be faithful, wisdom to be a good wife and mom, i want to replicate myself so that when we leave our church, we won’t leave a hole, God’s guidance about where we should go next year (since staying isn’t an option), a good church wherever we go, a strong marriage, children who love God with all their heart, soul, and mind.
Duh– Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and HIS righteousness. And all these things (the temporal needs we have) will be added unto you.
What does it mean to seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness? Well, I can tell you for starters that my comfort and well being aren’t first on God’s priority list. I need to change how I think about my desires, and I need to passionately desire his glory at any cost. I need to put spiritual things on a higher priority– sharing the gospel with my neighbors, reading and memorizing God’s Word faithfully, serving my spiritual brothers and sisters in my local church through prayer and actions.
And now I need to feed the crickets and go to bed.