SEEKING HIS KINGDOM - A PRIORITY
Updated: Jan 22, 2021
A verse every Christian should commit to memory is Matthew 6:33: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
What does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God? God’s kingdom is the rule and reign of Christ in our lives. Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). This is praying for a day when God will bring heaven to earth and will bring His rule on this planet. God still has a plan for planet Earth. He will rule and reign here, and as believers, we will rule and reign with Him. So that is in the future.
On one occasion Jesus said, “For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21), where He was speaking of himself. When you are under His lordship, and when He is in control of your life, that is the kingdom of God. It is not rules and regulations, but “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17)
Have you, as a Christian, surrendered your life to Christ? Have you said, “Lord, I want Your will more than I want my own will. I am willing to surrender to You now”? Because you cannot pray, “Your kingdom come” until you first pray, “My kingdom go.” Have you done that yet?
A lack of faith can bring a lot of anxiety into our lives. So instead of worrying, we should put God and His will first in our lives. “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Drop the thought that this world can satisfy you. Seeking the dream job, money, status and material things will never equate to what HIS Kingdom has instore for us.
Die to your self and let Christ prevail in your life. In Matthew 6:33 as seen above, it clearly instructs us to seek his Kingdom first and all things will be added unto us. I believe God has our blessings stored up awaiting to release them upon us but he wants us to put him where he belongs in our lives which is at the center.
Use this short article as a reminder today, to lay aside the things of this world and passionately pursue HIM. HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!