Living in this world is tough, and evil things are happening at alarming rate such that it is normal for you to worry and afraid. But God says: Do not be afraid; do not worry. The only thing that should give you concern now is if you do not know Jesus Christ of Nazareth or have Him as your Lord and Saviour.
Luke 12:22 says, “Then He said to His disciple” Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you eat or about your body what you put on …”
Worry is a spirit and most people are chromic worriers. They can worry about everything. But Jesus says: Do not worry; life is more than food. Some people are living just to eat. He also says that the your body is of more value than clothes. “Consider the birds; for they do not plant and they do not harvest (they have no bank). And God feeds them. Of how much value are you than the birds”. You will agree with me that you are more valueable than the birds which are just flying about. Know that God had something good in mind when He made you. You do not have to worry yourself to death about the things of this life. The next verse says that no matter how you worry, you cannot add anything to your height or weight. If you are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
“Look at the likes, see how they grow. They do not told. And yet, I say to you, even King Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven; how much more will He clothe you, O ye of little faith. And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink nor have an anxious mind, for all these the nations of the world seek after and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added to you.”
Jesus is saying that the thing to look for is the Kingdom of God –Salvation. What should concern you is eternity. Where will you be after life on earth? The same is repeated in Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and every other thing will be added on to you”. When you find the Kingdom, God would add other things – clothes, food, shelter, wealth, protection etc. it does not make sense to have these things and not have the Kingdom and assurance of eternity in heaven after life on earth.
This world is temporary. People are dying everyday. You never know when it is going to be or how. You may think that you are still young and there is much time. Or perhaps you feel you just came out of hospital and your doctor says you have clean bill of health; and you think that you have many years to go. No you can just come out of the hospital and drop dead. That is not our prayer but we see these things happen – people die in the most bizarre circumstances.
Do you know when you are going to die? Why are you worrying about what is not necessary. By worry you cannot add a cubit to your height. Instead, worry about the state of your soul, the state of your spirit; who is your spirit with? Is your spirit with God?
It is easy for everybody to say: my spirit is with God. But ultimately, your works will tell who you are with. What you enjoy doing will tell you who your father is and where you are going. Jesus said to some people, “you are of your father the devil; the deed of your father you like to do.” He added, “I do what I see my father do and you do what you see your father do.” It is easy to know who you are with and where you are going. If you are with the devil, you are going to the devil. If you are with God, when you die you are going to God. You cannot be with the devil here on earth and when you die you go to God. That is not possible. Likewise you cannot be with God and when you die you go to the devil. If you are with the devil you go with the devil; if you are with God you go to with God. Therefore make sure that the thing you should worry about is who you are with, who is your master, who are you living for. Are you living for sin? Are you living just for the sake of going to the night clubs and waste your life in immorality – looking for girls young enough to be your daughters or men old enough to be your father?
That is a dangerous path. The Bible says there is a way that seemeth right unto man, but the end is the way of death. My brothers, my sisters, hear this servant of God. I do not know where you are, but this could be the most important thing. You may have read or heard about this many times; but this time I am writing this by the Spirit of God. God needs your soul. There is a tussle, a war – forces are contending for your soul. The devil is pulling you and God is pulling you. God takes it easy, but the devil will entice you with sin and immorality and force himself on you. At the end what he does is to steal, kill and destroy. But Jesus says that He has come that you may have life and have it more abundantly. He wants to give you abundant life.
You have to stop thinking about things that are not necessary. Stop worrying about things that will not give you eternal lie. Today there are so many people who were billionaires; but now they have nothing. All these things are not stable without God. The most important thing you need in your life is Jesus, salvation and Heaven.
Most of you reading this column, no matter how you try to do it will not live past the next one hundred years. One hundred years is not eternity. The truth is that time is short. Every opportunity you have you must seize it. This is a moment for you to seize. This is a moment of salvation. It is a time to return to God and say, Lord, I am a sinner. I am tired of sinning. I am tired of living this a that is not pleasing to you.
The things to worry and cry about is for you to have more of God. You do not need to cry about money or clothes or cars. Cry for God. When you get God, the Bible says, “All these things shall be added to you.” That is a promise, a sure word of God. “Seek you first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness all these things… your clothes, your food, your wife, your husband, your children etc. “will be added unto you. “God will bless you with those things because you have found the real thing.[Jesus is the real Thing]. That is why I tell you it is time for salvation, time to come to Christ. It is time to say: Jesus be merciful unto me, a sinner. Humble yourself and God will lift you up. I gave my life to Christ many years ago and since then I have never regretted it.