What is my priority?
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness
Really struggling at the moment. Its an unusual time in my life with few established patterns. New to my home, a new type of work, new church and some very big questions around what I will do in the future. And yet I have this sense from God that something really big is about to happen, and that my job is to prepare for it, to draw as close to Him as possible. This is why I journey deep into God’s Word so that I can be challenged, to grow in my faith and draw closer to him.
And not only am I struggling with all the newness that comes with finishing a role and moving countries, but right now the attacks of the enemy are massive, attempting to push me off course. And I know this means I am travelling in the right direction, I know something big is about to happen and I am certain that when it does, the enemy will absolutely hate it.
The key is that I don’t give in to the enemy, that I don’t pursue my own will, but only the will of God. And the reading today is a stunning help in this. When I check out the greek behind the English I discover that But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness is saying that before I do anything else, as an absolute first priority, I should seek out, utterly desire, completely strive for God’s power and authority, so that my life is driven by God not by me.
And I need God’s power in my life. So as I face these struggles, I seek you Lord as an absolute priority. I want to spend more time praying, more time reading your awesome Word, more time dealing with my sin. I expect God to act in these next few weeks! You Lord are my priority. Praise God in the highest!!!
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