First Things First

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

If I have asked a thing of God
And sense there’s a delay,
It may be that He’s working in
His own mysterious way.
Not simply to address the need,
But working deep within
To do a work down in my heart,
To make me more like Him.
And though an answer’s what I seek,
It’s not His first desire.
But He has drawn me into prayer
To do a work that’s higher.
For He has seen the thing I missed –
My need for more of Christ.
And His delay could likely be
His working in my life
To bring me to the place where I
Seek first for Christ in me;
Then leave to Him the working out
Of any other need.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6:33 NIV
©Lisa DeVinney, February 2012

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