SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM
Before we explore this topic, let's reference a few key Bible verses:
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God (Heaven), and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
"Nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
There is much Wisdom contained within these verses. The common denominator is the directive to go WITHIN. The Kingdom is within, God is within, seek within ... all verses pointing within, rather than without. Everything that we need is contained within the Field of Consciousness. The unseen realm of the Divine Spark of Spirit that connects all things to each other.
So, if we're told to "seek the kingdom of God," and "the kingdom is within you," then we're being told to look within for God. Scripture says not to look here, or there ... but to look inside of us. Now lets look at a shortened version of Luke 11:
"And when thou prayest ... enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly ... for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."
The "Father" knows what you need, what you are praying for, because you are in your closet and have closed the door. That is to say, you have gone within, and directed your concentration inside of you ... not being distracted by your surroundings, the environment, or the chatter of the ego mind.
For the answers to your questions, and to fulfill your innermost desires, always turn within yourself and listen for that still small voice. We all the still, small voice within us that is there to guide us as we make our way through Life. The voice represents the deepest, truest part of us, our Divine soul, and it knows what we want and need from Life—if only we would listen to it. The Father within knows what we need. It is Truth that is speaking. And we need to act upon this inner guidance in order to manifest our desires into our ultimate reality.
There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
Our spiritual GPS is always ON ... always seeking the chosen path. At times though, we have to re-calculate. But we need not return to our original starting point in order to reach our destination. Just like your car GPS, listen for the voice to redirect you on the better path along your Life journey.
Just a thought ...
Justin Taylor, ORDM.