When I was a child I depended on my father to supply my needs. I didn’t wonder where my next meal was coming from and I didn’t worry about how the mortgage payment would be paid. My father loved me, I was his, and I assumed he would take care of me. And he did. Jesus said that to enter the kingdom of God I and you need to become like children. We need to trust our Heavenly Father like I used to trust my earthly father.
Jesus said, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33 NIV84). Jesus said that He would supply our needs if we trusted Him as our Lord (His kingdom) and Savior (His righteousness). He also said, that we could not serve God and Money.
We need to make a choice as to whom we want to trust.
We can see Money. We can predict what Money will do. And when we make Money our master we are deceived into thinking we control Money and that we are the master. And it is very “normal” and natural to love Money.
But to trust God for the daily basics of life is not natural. And very few people trust God with their lives. We can’t control Him. And we can’t predict everything that He will do or want us to do. And we can’t even see Him.
So why do I attempt to make Him my King? Why do I try to give up loving what I can see for the One I can’t see with my eyes? Why do I trust Someone who lived 2000 years ago?
What I can see with my eyes doesn’t satisfy for long. And then I need more and it still doesn’t satisfy. Alcohol, drugs, sex, power, prestige do not fill the emptiness of the human heart. Even good things like spouse, kids, work, and church busyness are empty without Jesus. In the end, depending on this world that we can see, touch and hear will leave you helpless and hopeless.
The emptiness we feel and search the earth to fill was designed to be the home of God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. He made you, He loves you and He died in place of you so that your sins could be forgiven. Then He rose from the dead to give you a new heart, and a new living spirit.
Jesus loves you and wants you to know Him personally and have your soul satisfied with His infinite love and eternal care for you. And you can know Him right now. Agree with Him about your wrong attitudes and actions. Ask Him to forgive you and to fill the empty spot in you with Himself through the power of the Holy Spirit. Then tell others about Jesus. Read the Bible. Find a church that believes the Bible and preaches it. (And tell me about it, I would love to pray with you!).