Seeking God’s Kingdom First-Dr. Tony Evans

Seeking God’s Kingdom First-Dr. Tony Evans

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HELLO, on this Good Friday, Dec. 27th!

For those of you who have been following my journaling, you know I’m an avid listener of Dr. Tony Evans!

You can listen to his podcasts with his free app.


Just when I think I truly understand a section of God’s Word, the Lord gives me a fresh perspective!

The Podcast I listened to this morning is titled “Seeking God’s Kingdom First” posted on December 23rd. (From Matthew 6-25-34)

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendorwas dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

The following quotes really stood out to me in this teaching on Matthew 6:

  • “What food is to the body, righteousness is to the soul.”
  • “The antidote to worry, is the repositioning of God’s place in your life”
  • “Are you running so fast to catch your plane, that you out run even the Pilot? You’re not going anywhere without the Pilot!”

Living in the present WITH God, is to abide. It’s a constant effort of obedience to seek His will in every moment of every day. It’s not something that comes naturally for any of us. We can only walk hand in hand with the Lord by opening up our hands… Putting down the other thing(s) we are holding instead & Daily REPOSITIONING Him as the first priority in our life. This is the key to experiencing fruit. (Love, joy, peace, patience, etc. / Gal 5)

It’s our nature to race ahead, to get to the plane first, and fly solo. How crazy is that? Would we attempt to fly and airplane without it’s pilot? Learning to follow takes time, but with each step of obedience we take, God meets us with His presence and provision. Experiencing this (HIM) is what grows our confidence in His faithfulness to provide…and from this, our desire to position the Lord first in our lives will grow.

Let me know if you like these printable note pages and I will work on creating more!

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Bless you!



17 thoughts on “Seeking God’s Kingdom First-Dr. Tony Evans”

  • Sue, you are my place of refreshment & renewal……if I only did not stray, but you are always there reminding me of God’s love for us. Bless you & Merry Christmas!

    • Donna, you are not alone! We all have a tendency to stray! We need each other Sister!!! Thank you for your encouraging words…they are a huge blessing to me! Merry Christmas and God bless you! 😘

    • Thank you for taking the time to encourage me Mandy! God bless you in your obedience to follow the Lord. Loved hearing from you today! Xo

  • What a message made just for me today! You know those messages that hit you right in the heart and stir the recognition that He has this, he has me and this crazy life of mine. Such good words interpreted from Tony Evans and our Heavenly Father Sue. Such encouragement. Thank you for sharing this today. ♥️♥️♥️

  • Thank you for sharing, I truly enjoyed this message today. I do worry at times but I have a daughter who tends to do this even though she does know that Jesus is our worry-taker. I will share with her. I would like for you to contact with the printable notes!

    • Brenda, it’s so refreshing to hear of your relationship with your daughter! It’s a wonderful thing to have Mother who is faithful and intentional about walking alongside her child with love and wisdom! Thank you for sharing! So encouraging for me and for others! Bless you!

  • Love all your notes and doodles you share. I have shared with friends that are starting with doodles in the Bible. They love the step by step drawings.

    • Hi Monica! Thank you for taking the time to reach out today! Such an encouragement! How wonderful that you have supportive faithful women in your life! Xoxox

  • I truly enjoy your message and art work. I don’t comment on too many things, but I’m always here. I have followed you for a long time. I love your studies, notes and printables. Please continue to share them. Thank you so very much.

    • Christal, thank you for walking with me!! I’m definitely not wired for schedules, and it is very encouraging to hear that you have been so patient with me as I post quite randomly 🤪 God certainly works out the details doesnt He?! Thank you for taking the time to write, it means a lot! Bless you Sister!!!

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