Seek God’s Kingdom

What is your number one priority? What is it you are chasing after? What are you trying to achieve? Is it seeking a higher education? Is it seeking a new job? Is it seeking a companion? Is it seeking to help others? Is it seeking financial security? Is it seeking a solid retirement?

We seek many things in our lives. Our top priority changes depending on our current situation, where we are on the road of life. When we are younger, we seek education, a companion, and a job we believe we will like. As we get older, our priorities change, often focusing on retirement.

All of those are important to us and we should put them toward the top of our list. Yet, they should not override our desire to seek God’s kingdom. Making God our top priority will put all other priorities into perspective. By making him our top priority, he will provide all we need.

How do we make God our top priority? That is a question we may be wrestling with. We have many other things vying for our attention. The best way to make God our top priority is to set aside each day for him. It may be fifteen minutes while we drink our morning coffee. It may be a half-hour while we are working out. It may be fifteen minutes of quiet time before we go to bed. No matter when it is, we need it to be a time of prayer and reading God’s Word. It needs to be a dedicated time in which we can focus on him.

As we get in the habit of spending time with God, he further inhabits our thoughts. The more he is in our thoughts, the more we listen for his guidance. Eventually, we allow him to guide all our thoughts in all situations. It is not a quick process, but it is well worth it. The more our decisions are based on God’s guidance, the better our lives will be.

I pray we all make God our top priority. I pray we set aside time to spend with God each day. I pray each one of us will filter our decisions through God, allowing his guidance to take over our lives. Seek God. Make him your top priority. Allow God to guide you. Set aside time to spend with God. Live a better life.

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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