Seek Ye First

Written by on May 24, 2012

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Jesus, in Matthew 6:33, KJV)

They call me Bird Dog.

I explore areas in my town, eager to bring back a bird to drop at my master’s feet.  I open doors and scramble up stairwells, and find those who need help. In the process, I seek one thing: to further the Kingdom of God.

Recently, in Troutdale, I was out making cold calls for our software business.   I dropped in at the office of a company, La Hacienda, and struck up a conversation with an older Mexican couple there. As we spoke about our businesses, I asked them how I might pray.

We prayed together for one another’s families and businesses. We sought God paths for the next generation. Carlos grinned as he spoke of his love for God. Bertha filled a bag with jelly and tea and sent me on my way.

A couple of weeks later, at their invitation,  I returned with Tim, and we gave a demo of our software.  I shared words of optimism and hope for the family: a spirit of multiplication; angels in company trucks, and God’s expansion.  We prayed and gave hugs all around.

They sent us home with our first signed contract and a check for a down payment on a system.

Do we need to worry about what we’ll eat, drink, or wear? Nope. We’re seeking the Kingdom of God, and all the rest is being added to us, in God’s timing.

Woof – arooo!

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  1. Peg   On   May 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I love the message: Do we need to worry about what we’ll eat, drink, or wear? Nope. We’re seeking the Kingdom of God, and all the rest is being added to us, in God’s timing.

    My husband and I really want to move out-of-state and buy some land (5 acres or so) to put a house on. All we want is solitude which is hard to come by in suburbia! I’m making myself crazy trying to figure out how I’m going to pay for it & make it happen.

    Life is tough. Sometimes I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders.

    Your message was timely!

    Thx, Peg

    • Lynn Hare   On   May 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Peg, thanks. What an awesome dream – to buy some land. I figure it’s a God-given dream, so He’s in it! Waiting is the hardest part for me.

  2. Nancey West   On   May 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks for the encouraging thoughts. We also have a struggling business and I have to remind myself everyday that it is in God’s hands and it is not my busy to worry about.

    • Lynn Hare   On   May 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      I know what you mean. Some days, I give it to the Lord. Other days, I take it back. Then I give it to Him again. I wish I had a sense of consistent confidence, but that’s not true. Glad grace is at the core of this thing!

  3. jane West   On   May 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I just love hearing how the Lord directs you to minister even when you’re taking care of business. He leads you to people who need His touch, and you are that touch. Very inspiring. Thanks, Lynn.

    • Lynn Hare   On   May 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Jane, thanks for your kind words. I’m open to what the Holy Spirit’s up to. It’s different each day I go bird dogging. Different sectors of town have different prayer requests. I truly want to bring a sense of hope & optimism to folks regardless of which zip code they live in.

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