Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6:33 NLT)
To “seek the Kingdom of God above all else” means to put God first in your life, to fill your thoughts with his desires, to take his character for your pattern, and to serve and obey him in everything. What is really important to you? People, objects, goals, and other desires all compete for priority. Any of these can quickly become most important to you if you don’t actively choose to give God first place in every area of your life.
Listening to Sunday’s sermon, titled: “ Keep the main thing, the main thing.” So fitting here.
In Mathew 22:34 onwards the crowds asked Jesus what is the greatest command of them all. Jesus replied: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.” This being the greatest commandment and the second equally as important: “ love your neighbour as yourself.” Everything in the law is based on these two commandments.
Personally I believe this forms the basis of Christianity. Yes I know, I did say personally. I almost want to go as far and say, apply these principles and seeking God will become easy. Yet in my case loving my neighbour only came after I started loving God. My attitude and approach changed dramatically towards people after been saved. So in my case, I daily have to seek God and his guidance to have a soft heart.
I was speaking to a colleague earlier and he was asking, how do you stay in that zone? I explained that you need to build a relationship with God. Above all else you have to seek Him first. I explained that if you don’t truly learn on how to rely on Him whole heartedly, you will backslide. Its a daily and hourly task to seek him first in everything. It’s very easy to lean on your own understanding. That is what we did all these years past. be patient and all will be revealed.
The one thing that I learnt very early in my walk with God. You should set Faith goals. Remember our mandate is to win souls for God’s Kingdom. What are you doing to achieve that. You can do anything, you even look after old people, you will touch somebodies heart by your example. We all have different talents
So just Keep the Main thing the Main thing – Seek God above all else.
“Lord I pray to put You first in everything I do. I thank you for grace. Amen”