By Danielle Nason
April 7, 2020
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Over the last week, as I come to God, He reminds me that He has established a Royal Order of things for me to follow. As I pray, God’s Spirit has prompted me to say out loud that He is to be exalted, made worthy, and put above everything (every thing). It is His kingdom, His throne and I am merely serving the One who deserves to be honored. There is an order- God first, then everything and everyone else.
The Gospel of Luke documents how Jesus commanded his disciples not to worry and reminds them of this Royal Order – God is the one who provides all of his creatures with the food and clothing and time that they need. He says in Luke 12:26, “Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
In other words, if we aren’t the ones in control, why do we think worrying will help? When we choose to devote our attention to other idols out of this commanded order, we become anxious- and Jesus is not surprised by this! If I cannot, make time to be with the Creator of the world instead of other ‘gods’ like the news, my worry, my routine, my family, my finances or anything but Him, I should expect anxiety.
But there is a better way out of anxiety Jesus provides. He is the most caring God I could set my heart on serving. No thing deserves my adoration as He does.
In Deuteronomy 32:6b Moses said, “Is He not your Father, who bought you? Has He not made you and established you?” If I trust that Jesus is Lord of my life as my Master, Decision Maker and Establisher, it’s there I will find my rest, meaning and direction.
We were purchased at a great price – A bloody, terrible price. God knew the inclination of my heart and yet He still fulfilled His promise to me and the world. In response to Him, I will declare his royal order: “God YOU are the Alpha and Omega, YOU are the Name above every name. I will not put the news or my opinions or judgments above Yours. You reign yesterday, today and forever and that’s an order I can consistently follow. Amen.” What will your response be?
He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
— Deuteronomy 32: 3