Each afternoon an old farmer and his Labrador retriever would walk to the train station, sit down together, and wait for the train to arrive at three o'clock. When the engine appeared, the dog would jump up, wag his tail, wait for the train to get closer, and then race alongside it.
One day a stranger said to the farmer, "That's a crazy dog you got there, mister. Does he actually think he can catch that train?"
"Nope," said the farmer. "And he wouldn't know what to do with it if he did."
We often behave like that dog. We see things that are larger than life itself and go after them in hot pursuit. We might conquer them or they might actually conquer us. But in the end, most of them have no eternal value to us.
In His message about worry, Jesus advised us not to be concerned about worldly things – things that are here today and gone tomorrow. He warned that "these worldly things dominate the minds of unbelievers." Now, that’s an interesting way to look at our lives if we want to test the importance of our faith and who or what we believe in!
Our focus then as believers? "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else." When our priorities are with God’s, we will no longer chase things that really do not matter.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to trust in You, believing that You know what we need and will supply it. May we focus on Your Kingdom above all else, today and every day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Matthew 6:25-34 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.