SEEK First: Part 2

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 31Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33 (NKJV)

Seeking God’s way requires intentional effort. If you don’t look for the Kingdom on purpose, you will not find it. We live in a natural world. To be successful in it, we must utilize our five physical senses to navigate throughout our natural surroundings.  We use sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing to confirm our natural realities. However there is another level of reality, it’s called the SUPERnatural. It operates by a set of spiritual laws and principles.

Natural law (physics, mathematics, etc.) operate at various levels. Some laws can supersede or override other laws. For example, the laws of aerodynamics can supersede the law of gravity. Gravity didn’t stop working, but it was overruled by a greater set of laws.  Natural law doesn’t stop working, but the supernatural law when properly applied, will overcome natural law.

The natural world has its own laws…”

“Take care of number one”,

“Blood, sweat, and tears’’

“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer”

I could go on and on….

In the natural world, these statements are true.  Why? For after all these things the Gentiles seek… (Matthew 6:32) The term “Gentiles” in this context simply means those without a covenant with God. Without a covenant fellowship with God, you are subject to “the hustle” and “making ends meet”. If you have a covenant with God, There is a greater set of laws that are available to you. God wants you to see Him as your one and only SOURCE. He will do all of the providing necessary to sustain and accelerate your life. One condition must be met: SEEK FIRST His Kingdom. This sounds simple until we understand how our minds have been conditioned NOT to SEEK His Kingdom or SEEK an illusion of the Kingdom. Some may come to the conclusion they are SEEKING the Kingdom by mere church attendance and reading their Bibles. Consider this translation of Matthew 6:33, Amplified Bible:

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.

Seek could be misconstrued as looking all around for something, but the Amplified translation really elaborates on the intensity of this seeking. AIM at and STRIVE after lets us know that this is not a casual event. When you aim at something, you make a decision to focus on a goal or target. Nothing around you has more of your attention than your target.

Meditate this phrase today: LORD, reveal your Kingdom to me!! I want to SEE what You are saying!!

4 thoughts on “SEEK First: Part 2

  1. Such a GOOD Word! Thank you for posting!! We must make this shift and prioritize and put God first!!
    One word: Prioritize!!!
    His commandments, His desires, His love, should all be the center of what we are and desire to be. All other things will be added as a result!
    We can never be too busy! Jesus was pretty clear when He said to forsake all and follow Him. What He said then, He means now too. Even if that means doing things we’re not comfortable with, pushing away anything that hinders our relationship with Him, or sacrificing our dreams. Sure, the Lord wants to give us blessing after blessing. He wants to open every window of Heaven and rain down gifts, both spiritual and natural, into our souls. He wants to fulfill the desires of our hearts. Sometimes we forget, the prerequisite is seeking Him first THEN all these things will be added. The good news is…He takes care of it from there. What a gain! We have a wonderful relationship with our Father and reaping benefits at the same time!!

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  2. Amen love this word SEEK
    Thank you Sir

    Seek

    To make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery. Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. To seek, needing to seek or search; hence, unpreparated. “Unpracticed, unpreparated, and still to seek.” Milton. [Obs] — To seek after, to make pursuit of; to attempt to find or take. — To seek for, to endeavor to find. — To seek to, to apply to; to resort to; to court. [

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