When my son, Alan, was in high school he expressed clearly what he wanted to pursue in college: major in Computer Science and study in the U.S. He was admitted to two excellent universities in the Philippines; one of them even offered him a full scholarship in their Computer Science degree program. With this promise of scholarship and the high cost of studying in the U.S., Alan started conditioning his mind that God wanted him to study here in the Philippines. I told him that we will keep praying and asking for God’s leading because “if it’s God’s will, it’s God’s bill.” Fast forward to May 2014: Alan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. God provided in many ways for every dollar he needed. All praise to God our heavenly Father!
- Our primary concern must be the Kingdom of God, not what God can give us.
- God commands us to live righteously; i.e. according to the standards of his Kingdom.
- The Kingdom of God informs and sanctifies our desires. In other words, when we seek God’s Kingdom, we align our will with the will of our King.
- God will give everything we need when all of the above are met.