Luke 12:29-30 NIV 2011
“And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”
Luke, a Gentile physician, wrote of Jesus’ works and teachings to help believers understand the way of salvation. Luke 1:3, “With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you most excellent Theophilus.” Don’t be concerned with nourishment because Jesus called His followers to be set apart, different. Luke gave Jesus’ answer. Matthew’s chose further emphasis in 6:33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Seeking God first offers believer’s opportunities to reexamine their desires.
What do I want? The answer to that question has changed over the years. Once upon a time I answered, “A wonderful man that will love me like my Father loves me.” Having been married forty-six years, I would say God answered my prayer. Today I want others to have the peace that passes understanding that is found in knowing Christ alone. Jesus calls us to boldly be His disciples to the least, the lost and the lonely. Seeking Him daily, my desire’s to serve Him.
Where is He boldly calling us?
Saved to serve,