Sound familiar. I was watching Christian TV this morning as I do every Sunday morning, and the ministers who were on were telling the people, “I offer you this resource that will change your life forever and for a gift of just $85, you can have it and your life will begin to change immediately.” It was statements like that, that got the wheels spinning in my head. Why, if this is going to change my life forever, do I have to spend so much money? Valid question if you really want my life to change my life, right?
As I continued to ponder what I had heard, I found myself seeking God for his direction. This is what came to my thoughts. You must understand that the book or CD is presented by one human being. It is his or her interpretation of what the Word says. Helpful yes, but it is presented in human form. It was at that point, I heard God speak to me, telling me “if you want things that will change your life forever, then get into the Bible. Seek me and your life will change forever. Seek the Scriptures and I will show you what it is you are looking for because I know your every thought.”
I am forever looking for things that will help me along the path God has chosen for me, and until now, I honestly had not just picked up my Bible and asked God to show me what I need. Shame on me! I asked God to forgive me and that I would seek him first. The Bible says in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Please notice that the Word said, “seek first”, not seek the references of others first. Seek first the kingdom of God and the answers will be there. Seek first the kingdom of God and your life will change forever.
Now that you know my thoughts, listen to what God has to say. The resources that are offered to us are for the most part good and God has spoken to those who write them down, but nothing can replace the Word of God. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”