To God Be The Glory!!!

psalm 96 1

Have A Wonderful And Blessed Days!!! First Things First!!!

Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Matthew 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

Matthew 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Matthew 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Matthew 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Jesus tells us that worry is sin,wrong, it shows a lack of faith, for it fails to believe that God is in control. That the God who gave us life is sustaining it. Worry is irrelevant because it does not change things nor help us cope with problems. And worry is irresponsible; it burns up energy that should be used constructively to address the problem. Jesus used the birds of the air to illustrate freedom from anxiety, the lilies of the field to illustrate freedom from status-seeking, and the grass of the field to illustrate our need to assess priorities.
Obviously, getting to know God in a personal way should be our greatest priority in life. If we plan on spending eternity with Him then it seems like a good idea to get acquainted with Him now.We soon may meet Him face to face.
Understanding how quickly life goes by and how long eternity is should teaches us to have the right priorities. We are, in a sense, here today and gone tomorrow (Jas 4:14). We must have our priorities right in order to take full advantage of life not for things in a selfish way but; WHAT CAN AND SHOULD WE BE DOING FOR OUR PRECIOUS LORD JESUS CHRIST?
What are your priorities in life? What are your priorities for any given day?

James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Proverbs 27:2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Seek first reveals Jesus concern for the priorities of our life. He commands that our first priority be His kingdom and His righteousness. It is fairly easy to be a good Christian when in church. It is more difficult at places such as the home or at the market place where we earn our wages. God wants us to be Christians everywhere, and good Christians at that. It isn’t easy, but He gives us the help that we need if only we will accept what He teaches.
To seek first God’s kingdom is to pour out our lives into the eternal work of our heavenly Father.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

We are to seek…His righteousness. Righteousness-that which is in accord with His character or Christ-likeness. Instead of longing after the things of this world, we are to hunger and thirst for the things of the world to come, which are characterized above all else by personal righteousness or obedience to God. It is to have Jesus’ own truth, love, and righteousness manifested in our lives, and to have “peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” To seek righteousness is seek to bring people to salvation, that they might be saved and God might be glorified.
To summarize, seek first God instead of things of this world, the spiritual as opposed to the material, the carnal the eternal instead of the earthly.

Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Apparently there are two ways of getting things. You can make them the object of life and struggling for them like the world does. Or you can have them added unto you.
Our caring protective good God will always add what we need to our life. The passage calls us to seek first the kingdom and leave the secondary matters to His providential care. If God’s priorities become our priorities, He will take care of our needs. This daily supply is a promise.
Notice that it is a conditional promise. First we seek the kingdom, and then everything else will fall into place. Rather than being like the pagans who are concerned about physical needs, rather than seeking and worrying about food, shelter, and clothing like unbelievers do,” Jesus says, “focus your attention and hopes on the things of the Lord and He will take care of all your needs. The Lord’s disciples should be concerned about the things of God, His kingdom and His righteousness. Then all these needs will be supplied in God’s timing. This is the life of daily faith.

Put it all in his hands and do as we need to be doing for our Lord. Be a Light, serve him glorify our Lord.

Two simple rules should be our life rules life. Set your eyes on the things that advance God’s kingdom and contribute to the establishment of His righteousness and go after them. Allow the heavenly Father to keep His promises concerning the rest of life. Seek first the kingdom, and everything else will fall into place. That is His promise. Remember unlike us in the flesh he keeps his promises. He never goes back on his word.

We are here to glorify him, so lets do that.

Psalm 96:1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

Psalm 96:2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

Psalm 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

Psalm 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 96:5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

Psalm 96:6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Psalm 96:7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

Psalm 96:8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

Psalm 96:9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

Psalm 96:10 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.

Psalm 96:11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

Psalm 96:12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

 

To God Be The Glory Hymn

To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.

Great things He has taught us, great things He has done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.

 

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

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