George Herbert: What will you desire this year?

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:31-33

“He is not poor that hath little but he that desireth much.”
George Herbert (1593-1633), an Anglican priest, in The Poetical Works of George Herbert and Reginald Heber (Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, 1875) 254.

Many people have New Year’s Resolutions. Perhaps you are among them. If you are looking for one, here’s my advice: Seek the Father’s kingdom and His righteousness in 2019!

When you do, everything else in your life will fall into the proper place. It’s not easy, but far better than filling yourself with stuff that leaves you empty and lacking.

All other roads lead to poverty. This one leads us to fullness and fulfillment. It also positions you to grow in generosity, fueled by the Father’s abundance. What will you desire this year?

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