Thursday, September 21, 2017

Our Third General Order part 2

Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek you first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.”

When I read this verse my thoughts are pulled to the personal responsibility each of have been given to seek. Not only are we given the responsibility to seek but we are given an order and an object. Today I will focus on the responsibility we have been given to seek.

My pastor often uses the phrase “listen well” or “listening well” while preaching his sermons on Sunday morning. He is teaching us to listen to God’s Word while we read, while we hear and while we study. Listening is not about our ability to hear with our ears, but about listening to what God’s Word is saying to our soul through the Holy Spirit.

When we listen well, we will be compelled to do what God’s Word says, in other words... we will be moved to action. Today’s action is for you to seek first. All too many times we rely on our Sunday morning church experience to be our “seek” time. I love my church and I value our Sunday morning worship, however it was never meant to replace my time alone searching through the Scriptures for myself.

Why is seeking God first so important? It tames, disciplines and trains our “wicked human hearts”.  Without seeking first, our hearts do not transform or renew and begin to show evidence of the world we live in. When we start with “seeking first the Kingdom of God,” our end will be His majestic home.

During this week’s Pit Time, think about how you can become increasingly intentional about your efforts to Seek First the Kingdom of God.

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