A PRIORITY, SEEK FIRST

Initial obligation to yourself?  No!  No!

To your family then your friends?  No again, not so!

Jesus gives us the answer; He says, “Seek ye first

The kingdom of God and His righteousness.”  First (*)

Then “All these (other) things” you do not have to worry.

No need to fret, be fearful, or even hurry,

“Will be added unto you,” true promise from His Book.

Just believe it!  Once you have read it, you can find it if you look.

It has been proven by so many, oh yes!  I have found it true!

If you put God’s Kingdom first all these things come back to you!

This is not au-natural, like, “What goes around comes around.”

This is supernatural!  In God’s Kingdom to be found!

Expression from our Father that He loves us always will!

Trust Him, walk in obedience; He, His promise will fulfill!

God can do anything He wants as Lord of all!

He wants to redeem us and lift us when we fall!

He will not leave nor forsake you.  He has promised to fulfill,

The “good work He began in you.”  This is His perfect will. (**)

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(*)  Matthew 6:33 “Seek first the Kingdom of God…”

(**) Philippians 1:6 “He who begun a good work in you…”

(Look them up and read them all before breakfast, before work,

before TV, before bed!  Do and God will honor you!

That is His promise!)

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Sam Cox 08.26.03

MY COUSIN ROY

One of a kind was Roy, there will never be another.

A loving father and everybody’s brother!

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Man of God foremost, seeking first God’s kingdom,

Preaching wondrous Grace, everyone is welcome!

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That is the gospel buddy, “Whosoever will”

“Come to Me…”  Inviting the age-old gospel still.

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No easy payment plans, like, the many paths of God.

Roy stuck with the truth, he walked where Jesus trod!

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Christ who made the claim, “The Way, The Truth, The Life!”

We follow Jesus’ way or end in bitter strife!

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“Come unto Me,” He called, “And I will give you rest.”

Have you ever done this?  Why not put Him to the test?

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If your church does not teach this, better make a change!

The Good News that is the gospel, your life can rearrange.

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Take it or leave it friend, this is not something new!

Old as creation!  That only God can do!

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Good business something Roy kept in perspective,

Not a priority, sort of an elective.

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“Seeking first the kingdom of God,” this was his goal!

And still his goal in heaven with God in control. (*)

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I will see you soon, Roy!

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(*) I would not have it any other way!  If you have a better plan I would like to hear it!

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Love, Sam Cox 08.03

TRUE HUMILITY

Pew warmers now aplenty,

Like 6-thousand or more!

Of course, we sit to listen!

As disciples long before.

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12 disciples for 3 years taught

Sitting at Jesus’ feet!

Did they just sit, try to forget?

Did they then retreat?

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No!  Jesus commanded, “Tarry ye…”

Wait (1) expectantly

Until the Holy Spirit appears to

Baptize spiritfully!

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A “Mighty rushing wind,” they felt,

They heard, and everyone (2)

In some 12 different languages

The Gospel in their own tongues. (3)

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The “Greater things,” consider this (4)

First the many tongues…

Every tongue for many ears!

The Gospel for everyone!

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The many churches truth is preached,

The Message pastors bring.

And worshippers lift voices high

In praise songs they sing!

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Now in every tongue truth is heard

In every land we know!

Can we then now anticipate

God’s Son coming to show–

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In readiness awaiting that

Heavenly “Trumpet sound,”

“The dead, in Christ, will rise,”

Then we Heaven bound!

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Consider now, is God confused?

I think only we,

The Saints of God in wonderment,

Someday soon we will be–

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Enlightened!  All confusion past!

Anticipate that day!

Working for the Kingdom first!

God’s Kingdom!  The only way!

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But pray much, looking to the cross!

Where Jesus gave His life!

One look, His look of love, will

Eliminate all strife!

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This day in Paradise, thief heard!

Accepted joyfully!

Can hear the same, just look to Him!

In pure humility!

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(1) Luke 24:49

(2) Joel 2:28

(3) Acts 2:9-11

(4) John 14:12

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Sam Cox  02.06.09