The Transformer-Thursday March 26th, 2020.

We are in Bondage to our Blessings.

Main Scripture: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”- Matthew 6:33

Before we get into today’s devotional I want to thank all of those who tuned into last nights youth service through Facebook Live. Last night we experienced some technical difficulties and the YouTube version of our service wasn’t available until late last night. Due to this technical difficulty I had to preach twice in order for our YouTube viewers to be able to watch last nights sermon.

At first I found myself frustrated with the difficulties and to be completely transparent with you I have been overwhelmed and that just added to it for me. On my drive back to my home in Greer God hit me with the phrase that is our title for today’s devotion. We are in bondage to our blessings.

Please don’t take this devotion the wrong way. Our blessings are great because they come from God! I am so thankful for all of the things that God blesses us with on a daily basis. But in my situation last night specifically I noticed that I was in bondage to my blessings. Meaning I felt entitled that the technology should work, why? Because it always has. In our society we feel as if everything should be immediate and be the way that we want. As I mentioned in last nights sermon the average teenager spent 9 hours in front of a screen in 2019. The blessings of our iPads, iPhones, smartphones, computers and all technology are great and helpful. But we don’t need to allow our blessings to keep us in bondage for what God has in store for us today.

In Matthew 6:33 we see that we are to seek after God and his kingdom! The righteousness of the Lord is to be what we seek after! Blessings are amazing and they do come from the Lord. We just do not need to allow them to keep us in bondage!

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”- Matthew 6:33

I have no idea what blessings are keeping you in bondage today. Maybe it’s your phone, your car, your job, your video games or maybe even clothes or special belongings. All of these are blessings, but let’s not allow any of these to keep us from seeking the Kingdom of God first. Seeking God and chasing after him is to be at the forefront of our minds everyday! Not the materialistic things that we like to hold on so tightly! I encourage you to hold onto prayer, your bible and the ways of the lord tighter than you hang onto any of the materialistic blessings you may have.

Blessings are a gift from God no doubt. Let’s just not let our blessings hold us in a bondage that keeps us from seeking the Kingdom of God above all.

Love and Blessings,

Brady Henderson

Student Pastor

Transformed Student Ministry

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