And when you pray, do not babble on like pagans, for they think that by their many words they will be heard. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. So then…Matthew 6:8
And do not be concerned about what you will eat or drink. Do not worry about it. For the nations of the world strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added unto you.… Luke 12:30
Could it be so easy? What makes it so hard to live by it, even for people who call themselves Christians since decades?
What is the difference between the one who lives by scripture1, and the one who gets carried away by human fears and doubts? 2
How to discern the voices in our head?!! Is the Kingdom just a fuzzy feeling, or is it more real than anything our mind can process?
Hoping and believing are mental activities; they fluctuate, they come and go. Mental activity belongs to this world, but my Kingdom is not of this world.
How to transition from our thinking mind to knowing the Truth? We cannot do without “mind” in this world, but the difference is if the mind is in its rightful place: is it our master, or is it our servant? Subtle but crucial difference.
The Truth is not a cluster of concepts! Truth is that which never changes. I am the Truth. 3
For the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said: “By repentance and rest you would be saved; your strength would lie in quiet confidence— but you were not willing.” 16“No,” you say, “we will flee on horses.” Therefore you will flee! “We will ride swift horses,” but your pursuers will be faster.… Isaiah 30:15