“Brother, I will walk with you.”
It was one of the darkest moments of my life. I was completely lost and needed support. He was a brother in the Lord who knew of my plight. Although we had met just a year earlier, he surprised me with his earnest and unexpected offer. We then prayed and he solemnly looked into my eyes and quoted the following Bible verse.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.
Matthew 6:33 (CSB)
He was a father with three grown children and worked a full time job. Yet, he always made time for me. Over the next few months, he met with me on a regular basis, praying, encouraging, and supporting me. With this brother’s help, I was able to recover from my spiritual wasteland. To this day, we remain close and he still remains committed to walk with me through the twists and turns of life. His faithfulness continues to inspire me and whenever I read this Bible verse from the Gospel of Matthew, I remember His promise to me.
His promise to me is God’s promise to me as well. When we put God’s Kingdom and His priorities first, everything else falls into its proper place. Sin and temptation are less likely to wreck havoc in my life. Disagreements with friends and co-workers are placed in proper perspective. Trials and calamities are no longer obstacles but stepping stones to transform me into the image of Jesus Christ. It isn’t easy but it needs to begin with me seeking God’s Kingdom.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.