Updated: May 29
Matthew 6:25 to 34: Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Jesus came and give His life for us to learn something that often times it gets overlooked...He told us that we are not "done" and even when our life has been walked in blindness and sin, we are meant to change who we are and commit to bring the best version of ourselves.
We tend to allow the past to define us, we look for all those things that went wrong into our life and we use them to create a wounded identity that we can wear as a medal and that can help us make sense of everything we have experienced.
But God came to this earth to set us free from the burden of our past. God came in a human body to teach us that we can let go of all our wounds, mistakes and wrongdoings to embrace a new identity which is based in love and the search for the good in every person that we cross and ourselves.
This is often not a simple task, mostly because since childhood we have been programmed to do the opposite, judging ourselves and others instead of cultivating an empathetic nature.
Despite our insistence in trying to be the ones that "knows better" (and f=more often that not more than God) Jesus had mercy on us, enough to not only forgive us for our sins but to teach us how to get out of the rat wheel of sin and repentance by obeying the commandments and living a Holy life.
No many people understand this process. They got recorded in their minds that they would always be a sinner and indeed our natural tendency is to sin. But, if repentance and self reflection over our own sinful behavior was a common practice since we are children and a central attitude in our nurseries and school, maybe the world wouldn't be so wounded and full of deceit and crime.
We are meant to repent and let go of our sin to experience what Jesus called "The kingdom of God" and many times people don't put efforts towards it because they have a hard time believing that "The Kingdom" exists, since for many, trying to imagine some people living happy ever after out there in clouds dosen't sound appealing or even real at all. But the truth is that by understanding what Jesus said literally, instead of a more deep and figurative concept, we are losing a substantial part of what salvation actually means. You ll see, from someone that has been fanatic of understanding quantum physics, the law of attraction and how our brain works, i happen to discover the possibility that Heaven is not just out there in the sky but in our minds. Since everything is God's intelligence, and fundamentally spirit before it is flesh, we can't deny the possibility that God and the so feared "devil" are also manifested as feelings, thoughts and behaviors that develop from those thoughts so why can't we a step further and think about heaven as a Holy state of mind that can and should be achieved in Earth, for the wellbeing of humanity.
Was that the intention of Jesus when He came to our planet bringing His message of Peace and Love to the masses? Many of us are more concerned about how to navigate the hardships of this world than figuring out what would happen after we die. We don't have a clue about how that would look so actually our brain is not too busy about it. Instead, the challenges of life are taking over our attention so much, that it has become the cornerstone for our human evolution. The great news here is that if we understand the message that Jesus brought as our way to navigate and live happy and at peace in the middle of the trials of life, the task of working on our repentance to live a life in the way Jesus did would became a lot more attractive if not fundamental.
The importance of "seeking the kingdom of God first" for example, can be understood as coming out of the fear of lack, that would therefore manifest more lack, trusting our Father God as our ultimate provider (and He is) and focusing on what matters the most, which is a life of service and helping others follow Him towards this very practical although spiritual salvation. When we help other people, our cup is full and then we are giving our brain the signal that we are satisfied, so our brain would continually create more satisfaction and abundance and things would flow to us effortless. Now, the law of attraction can also teach us this, and tell us that we can manifest everything if we focus in abundance, but by not giving our Father the credit, by trying to do this all by ourselves, we can easily get lost in our human limitation and we would certainly bring things to our life that we didn't wanted or that were not what we actually needed, because if we are honest with ourselves, we do not know better than God and sometimes we don't even know ourselves enough to tell what would help us the most. When we look upon our Father to be our provider and focus on "The Kingdom of God" we allow our limited beliefs to get out of the way and focus on behaviors that reflect the wish already fulfilled. We stop worrying and we get into receptive mode, because we have been giving therefore the natural balance makes us more ready and open to receive.
If you reflect on this, there are many passages in the bible that can lead us to that conclusion. Repentance is the way to allow more of God's thoughts and God's feelings to be present and help us manifest His will, which is at all times far better, greater and unlimited than ours, so why we would insist with the law of attraction in bringing what our immature human minds want when we can ask God to be the one to bring miracles and blessings upon our life and others?
One thing is real: Spiritual Pride and pride in every action we have taken has not take us very far. It is a shame how humanity is currently living in a state of lack and hate when we could have everything to live in the abundance of God. God created love, abundance, health for everyone but we have waist those gifts because we think we know better and deny the Word in the sacred scriptures or fail into understanding what it means.
Today i want to invite you to consider that thought and find out by yourselves what happens when you "Seek the Kingdom of God first" and allow God to pour His blessings upon your life.
Shalom. And God bless you always...