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First Things First
1/25/2021 12:00:01 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

Seek first the Kingdom of God. Diligently look for it. Hunt for it.

        Every kingdom has a leader, a form or system of government, rules of order, and laws. Without such there would be utter chaos. The Kingdom of God is no different. There is One God and the government (so to speak) is ordered by Universal Laws, by which everything is subject.  

        We are spirit beings born into this world to have a human experience. God, the living Spirit, Creator of all things, resides in us.

        We need to get back to the true center of our being, think, act and live from the point of view that we are One with God?  Go back in our thoughts to this central idea: I am One with God; all people are One with God, in Whom we live, and move, and have our being.

        Jesus gave to us the secret of absolute adjustment when he said, Seek first the kingdom of God . . . and all these things (necessities of life) shall be added unto us. Seek first things first and everything else will be added. We do the seeking, God does the adding.

        Jesus meant - find God in yourself. That’s why he said, Blessed are they that do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled ... Knock, and it shall be opened unto you ... Seek, and you shall find.

        It is evident that since he went about healing the sick and doing good, Jesus never rejected the idea of our objective lives as though they were illusions. He knew that the body must be fed and clothed and the mind comforted. But he knew where the real Substance came from. He taught a most simple method of practice - to go into the inner chamber of our thoughts and feelings, meditate upon the Divine Presence until It becomes a reality, and then conform our whole thinking to this invisible Pattern of ourselves, which the Bible tells us is hid with Christ in God.

        Jesus located this Kingdom in the only place anyone can find it - in our own heart and mind, in our own soul and spirit. Just as Einstein discovered the secret energy caught in the atom, so Jesus discovered the dynamic, the Creative Power of the Kingdom of God in the center of the human soul, in your life and in mine. The Kingdom of God is within.

        The Kingdom of God is not a set of Dos and Don’ts, and judgments for missing the mark. This Kingdom is finished, complete, and perfect for eternity, the manifestation of the eternal activity of right ideas, law, order, truth, and beauty. We must find it within to realize it without.

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