by Randy Chambers, 2014-11-09
Matthew 6:33, NIV: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
The concern in Jim’s eyes was apparent. He knew Phillip had been without work for some time now, and empathized with him in his time of need. “How are things?” Jim asked, “How’s the job hunt going?” Phillip smiled warmly, and lifted the Bible he held in his hand. “Things are good,” he replied, “I’m just looking through the want ads.” Phillip knew where to seek his answers, and he confidently clung to the Word of the One who would provide those answers. While many people in his situation would first rush to the newspapers, he instead chose to open God’s Word. Phillip believed that God’s Word was true, and that by seeking God first, all else would be added. He knew that as he spent time in the Bible, and in prayer, that the voice of God would come through; leading him to the right job, in the right place, at the right time. It is through the eyes of faith that God-given opportunities are made evident to any that would trust and wait upon the Lord.