Truth for Today
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
Thought for Today
What does it mean to seek God’s kingdom first? It’s about praying for and allowing the rule and reign of the kingdom of God in our lives. This means Jesus is in charge. Living out the kingdom life means everything remains before the throne and under the authority of King Jesus. One word: Prioritize. His commandments, His desires, His purposes, and His love, should all be at the center of what we are and desire to be. When we seek the kingdom of God and desire His rulership to guide us, He puts everything else into place. He promises!
Prayer for Today
Father, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus, I want Your rulership in every area of my life. I choose to seek Your kingdom first before looking to my own solutions. Holy Spirit, keep my eyes focused on Your kingdom, my heart centered on You, my mind illuminated by Your Word, and my spirit empowered and cleansed by Your grace. Lord, please forgive me when I am distracted. Help me to make Your kingdom and Your righteousness my consuming passion. Amen.