Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God


Dear Minister: I'm 43, single mother for 13 years. I've always wanted to get marry and have a family. But I didn't find my soul mate. 2 years ago I had a dream.I felt the way GOD loves me, all I was love,an experience beyond words.This year I started to meditate and realized that I will never find a love like HIS in this world, that nobody it's going to love me like him.I've lost most of my desire to find my soul mate, but not completely. How do I do to concentratrate myself in looking for GOD?

—Patty, USA


Dear Friend,

The conclusion that you have drawn from your dream that no one can love you the way God does is absolutely true. There is a beautiful statement by a great Christian mystic, St. Augustine, “Lord, Thou hast made us for Thyself alone, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.”

Still the fulfillment of experiencing God’s love does not exclude human love and happiness from our lives. Rather than think of it as one or the other, it’s better to give our love to God and ask Him to bring us fulfillment in this world according to His will for us. That is why Christ says, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”

He can bless us with His love through friends, children, and partners. The important thing is to remember that it is his love coming to us through all these expressions. As Paramhansa Yogananda tells us, “Always try to see the Dreamer behind His dream.” So try to feel God’s love behind all the ways His love comes to us. Then we can enjoy this world, but inwardly remain free.

In divine friendship,
Nayaswami Devi