The Sauce: Seek First

Devotional

Seek God's Kingdom First

Today we choose to seek God’s Kingdom first in all things! As we begin a new year, we are deciding to start our year prioritizing God. We are not making God’s will and His word one of our many priorities; we are making Him THE priority. We declare we will seek His Kingdom first and surrender our worries, needs, dreams, and desires to Him. Matthew 6:33 says, "But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." This verse is an invitation to a deeper knowledge of the Lord. As we stir our curiosity and passion for God’s Kingdom by intentionally spending the next 21 Days pursuing more of Him, He will take care of our needs. When God is FIRST, everything else is FINE. By surrendering our anxieties, distractions, and desires, we put God in His rightful place on the throne of our hearts. In doing so, we find freedom in His presence and His provision. As we seek God’s Kingdom first, we are reminded that our purpose, power, and help comes from Him. He is our ultimate source. He is a good father, and he loves us and wants to be in a relationship with us! When God is our priority, we can approach all other relationships, obligations, and tasks in line with His will for our lives. As we seek God’s Kingdom first in all areas, we see transformation in Christ!

Application/ Reflection:

  • What does it look like to seek God’s Kingdom first in your life?
  • What areas of your life compete for your priority?
  • How can you seek a deeper relationship with God during this time of 21 days of prayer and fasting?

Prayer:

God, today I am deciding to put you first. I surrender every distraction that has taken your place in my life, and I repent for the times I have missed the mark. Right now, I choose to surrender and seek you. I thank you that as I seek your Kingdom, you are taking care of every detail of my life. I thank you that I can trust in you and find freedom in surrender. I give you my plans to make room for your will in my life. I pray that you use me to show your love to the world. Have your way. In Jesus' name, I pray, amen!