QUALITY TIME WITH GOD!Evangeline Paul Dhinakaran

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.     (Matthew 6:33)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved,

When you read the Bible every day; Godís word will come upon you like a dew. After receiving Godís blessing in our life, we say that we donít have time to read and pray to God. We say that I have to do my work in the office and take care of my home, my spouse and children. I donít have time. But we find time for worldly things. Since we donít give time and first priority in seeking the Kingdom of God slowly we lose Godís blessings in our life.The Bible says, ďBut seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.Ē (Matthew 6:33). Early in the morning when we set apart a time for God, and read the Bible and pray, surely Godís blessing will be showered in our family.

A young man was traveling in a British ship called Britannia. Many others were also traveling on the ship. Suddenly the ship crashed against a huge rock. Due to which the lower deck of the ship was damaged and water started entering inside the ship. The Captain and the other members of the crew were desperately trying to save the passengers through the lifeboat.After sending everyone in the lifeboat they went to see if anyone was still there on the ship. There was a box full of Spanish coins in the ship. They tried to take the box as it was taking time to they left the box in the ship and started to look for anyone else who may be still in the ship and they saw a young man was sitting with a lot of Spanish coins on his lap. The Crew explained to him the condition of the ship and asked him to come out. The Young man said that all these days I was struggling in poverty, now I have got these gold coins. They are giving me great happiness. I would like to sink with these gold coins. The crew tried to persuade him, but he refused to come out.

The Bible says, ďFor what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?Ē (Mark 8:36). The money and wealth are required in this world. But there is a day we have to enter into an eternal life after this. The treasures and wealth of this world will not take us there. We should set our mind on heavenly things rather on the worldly things. Then God will give His shower of blessings. When we get Godís blessing, we fail to seek Godís kingdom. When we seek Him everyday by reading the word of God and walk in the way that God shows us, then God will give His showers of blessings. Let us surrender our life by obeying to the word of God.

PRAYER:

Loving Heavenly Father,

Lord, help me to seek your kingdom first. Let me give priority to You in my life. Jesus help me to read your word and spend my time in your presence every day. Help me to overcome all the distractions in spending quality time with You. Lord, bless me and make me a blessing to others.

In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
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