Men seek after principles. God seeks for a people!
“And I sought a man among them…” (Ezekiel 22:30 AMP).
God’s power is found not in principles, but in people. “Now unto Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or think according to the power that works in us” (Eph.3:20). Pursuing principles may accomplish marvellous things. Men and women seeking after God will accomplish miraculous things. His call on your life is not just to do that which superior, but that which is supernatural!
The only way this can be accomplished is by growing in the grace and knowledge of Him (2 Peter 3:18). The knowledge spoken of here is experiential and functional
not just cognitive and philosophical. It is knowledge gained from first-hand, personal, experience that connects theory to reality.
Seeking principles apart from the presence of Jesus is futile endeavour. You cannot have the castle without the King. While many in the Church today debate over whether a Christian should live in poverty or prosperity, God is looking for a people that will live in “priority,” seeking first His Kingdom and righteousness, making His will their will and having no personal agenda. Such people of priority will maintain a poverty of spirit – the antithesis of pride and self-dependence – which is essential for successful Kingdom living and will also experience the prosperity and provision of Heaven in all seasons. “Seek first the Kingdom,” Jesus said, “and all these things will be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33