SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD

 

SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOMMatthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 Jesus was teaching how to live an anxiety free life by not taking thoughts about our basic necessities of life and worrying about the future (Matthew 6:19-34). As one of the keys to remove anxiety from our lives is to have our priorities in line with God. A priority is a right to precedence and attention. Our decisions determine the direction of our lives but it is our priorities that influence our decisions. Priorities help limit our choices to the most necessary things in line with our values and responsibilities and protect us from trying to do everything (Luke 10:38-42).

Jesus culminated His teaching in Matthew 6 with telling us to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the things people worry about will be added to us. First means first in time, place, order, or importance. The Kingdom of God is the sphere of God’s rule, authority, will, and plans in the Earth. Putting those things first and giving them the right of precedence and attention is what we are to seek or strive after. Seeking first His righteousness is easy if we simply put His Word first place in our lives. We submit to His Word as to what is right in every and any situation.  Seeking first His Kingdom is a matter of priorities and what we put at the center of our life, living, and labor. We can seek first His Kingdom by:

CHRIST at the center of our LIFE

CHURCH at the center of our LIVING

COMMISSION at the center of our LABOR

(The Great Commission Mark 16:15-20; Matthew 28:18-20)

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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