“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34 NIV
Several things happen when we are faithful to this verse. First, when we seek first the kingdom we are walking in obedience. Second, we demonstrate a level of trust in the word of God. Third, we hold God to His word. This goes hand in hand with number two about trusting Him. Prioritizing God’s Kingdom in our thought life and our heart pulls on the heart of God.
We trust God to hold to His word, which He always does without failing.
“God is not a man that he should lie.”—Numbers 23:19 KJV
Lastly, when we seek first the kingdom our lives reflect a powerful message about the kingdom: that everything we have—every blessing, every need that is met, etc.—is all fruit of the kingdom. It all points to Jesus. There can be no confusion about where the fruit came from. There are no coincidences in the Kingdom of God. When we are seeking Him first, and His righteousness, we can be confident in knowing that everything we have from our most basic need to our abundant blessings all flowed from the heart of God. They were poured out over us as we pressed on laying down our worry, our selfish ambition and pride knowing that God is in control and has a plan for our life that far exceeds what we can ask think or even imagine (Eph. 3:20).
God’s blessings in our life are fruit of our seeking. Seeking the Kingdom. Seeking God. Seeking wisdom. We seek these things first and then everything else we need is added to us.
Today I challenge you, seek first the kingdom. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Cast your cares upon the Lord who is faithful to take them from you and trust in God to meet your needs. He gets the most glory from our lives when we relinquish control to Him and trust Him in all things.
I love you,
P.S. How can I be praying for you today?