Put God First.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matt. 6:33 (KJV)
In previous devotion we looked at making plans for the second half of this year and I did emphasise on the need to write down the vision and to regularly review the vision. But much as this is great, you must put God first. Let God be first in everything you do. If you don’t plan how to improve on your relationship with God, you will discover that even the business plans and other plans will fall flat on the ground, because anything not built on God cannot stand.
Remember the story of the builders in Matt. 7, because the house was built on the rock, the rain fell, the wind blew, but the house stood still, because the foundation was on the rock. The only constant in life is God. He is God all by Himself. He does not need your endorsement to be God. He alone can kill and can make alive. He is the Monarch of the Universe and His word is law. So, stop beating about the bush, have a study plan for the year, have a spiritual growth plan for the year. Plan out prayer times, service your prayer altar, put God first in everything that you do and you will see Him come through for you.
If you look at the scripture above in the Amplified version you will have a clearer understanding of that passage. It says: “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” Did you see that? Seek God’s way of doing things Strive after it, aim at it, let it be all that consumes you. When you do, all other things – house, car, money, children, everything that you need will be given to you. So put God first. Make morning devotion a priority, have an effective family altar, study the word of God and be a doer of the word and I guarantee you that you will experience God in a new way in the coming year.
You might have grown spiritually and you pray for 3 hours without break, that does not mean you have reached the peak of your Christian growth. You can set a new mark for the coming year and stretch yourself a bit further in the work of the Kingdom and your life will never remain the same again.
Further Reading: Matt. 6: 25 – 34; Matt. 7: 21 – 27;
Daily Bible Reading: Morning– Revelation 21 Evening – Zechariah 13-14
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