Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.Luke 12:31
During the day there are so many distractions and worries that take our focus away from God – meals that need to be prepared, errands that need to be run, and kids that need to be taken care of. We get so busy and wrapped up with things we need to do that we forget the real reason we were created – to worship God and seek him. I tend to leave my bible study and prayer time until the end of the day when my kids are in bed, only giving him what little energy and time I have left. God deserves so much more than our leftovers.
In Matthew 6:33, Jesus says, “but seek first his kingdom and his righteousness.” Seeking implies intentionality. No one is an accidental seeker. It implies the need for time, thought, and discipline. We need to be intentional about our pursuit of the kingdom of God. So what does this look like in everyday life? You can simply begin your day by thanking God for another opportunity to make much of Him. When you are performing those basic, daily chores, let the attitude of your heart be to serve others in love. Set aside time during the day to teach your children the truths of Scripture. “And whatever you do, whether in word of deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Col. 3:17)
I started this page out by embossing using the feather stamp. I used Versamark ink and Ranger clear embossing powder. I added some color to the background using NeoColor II. The embossed feathers resisted the NeoColor II leaving the white background. Then I used the devotional card to cut out a tag. I finished off by using the stickers from the kit to write out my title and decorate my page.