3 Things You Need to Know to See it
“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?‘ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:31-33 NASB
#1. You Have a Father
The moment that you put faith in Jesus, confessing Him as your Lord, the Bible teaches that you were born of God. Think of that for a moment. The One who made the sky, the sea and everything that you can see has become your Father! He loves you and He has a plan for your life. He wants you to know today that before you were ever born He knew exactly what you would need and He has already made provision for you in His plan.
In this passage of Scripture, Jesus is teaching us an entirely new way of thinking and living. After the fall of Adam, sin entered the world and death by sin and man began to approach life with a fallen mindset. Men and women began to look to and depend on the creation instead of acknowledging and trusting in the Creator. They sought after and loved things rather than seeking after and loving the God that made them. In other words, the One who created them and gave them life was no longer a part of their picture. They approached life on their own and as they lost sight of the Father, they lost sight of their true purpose.
#2. He Knows What You Need
Jesus brought us life and restored our relationship with God. Now, through Jesus, we know God as our Father and He, the Creator of all things, calls us His very own children. As a child of God, you are not the only one who is aware of the things that you need. Jesus said that the Father also knows the things that you need. So, instead of being fearful and worried about things, He said look to the One who is now your Father. Seek Him, His kingdom and His righteousness and all of these things will be added to you. This is an entirely new way of thinking and living with an entirely new set of priorities. Instead of seeking things, our goal now is to know and walk with the One who made EVERYTHING. He has a plan for our lives and He has provision for us to receive.
#3. You Can Rest in His Faithfulness
Don’t allow the fear of not having enough to control you or make you anxious and discontented. You are not on your own… you have a Father! Live your life with a new awareness of His unlimited supply and see yourself as His beloved child who is ready to receive. The gentiles, those who are outside of a covenant relationship with God, spend their lives seeking things and in so doing miss what life is really all about. We, who are children of God, seek our Father, His will, His kingdom and His ways and ALL that we need and more is added to us! So don’t let fear, anxiety and worry to fill your thoughts. Instead, look to your Father. He is calling you forward into His blessed plan for your life. Trust in Him, rest in His faithfulness and fearlessly do the things He is leading you to do. As you do, you will fulfill your purpose in life and you will experience His grace, peace and abundant provision!