Seek First – The Kingdom Model for Prayer (Part 5.1)

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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. Matthew 6:33, Amplified Bible. (emphasis added)

The Kingdom of God is God’s system of operation or how He does business.  One of the primary ways we seek the Kingdom is through the protocol of prayer. How you seek the Kingdom is just as important as seeking the Kingdom. A protocol is system of rules that explain the correct conduct and procedures to be followed in formal situations.

The first disciples of Jesus asked one of the most important questions about interacting with God, “Lord, teach us to pray…” (Luke 11:1)

So He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.

Luke 11:1-2 (NKJV)

Let’s focus on what is the most important part of the prayer —Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

This is a far cry from what many call prayer today. Many spend most of their time presuming they know what God wants and begin to petition heaven. Unfortunately others never consider the desires of God and ask solely for their own desires.

You are God’s agent in the earth. An agent is one who acts on behalf of another person or agency. An agent makes himself available to accomplish the expressed desires of another. Remember Jesus did not come to earth with His own agenda. We could say that Jesus was the perfect model of an agent. Remember the following statements of Jesus:

 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. John 5:30 (NKJV) (emphasis added)

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. John 6:38 (NKJV) (emphasis added)

None of these statements give me the impression that Jesus was doing His own thing. The most important thing we can do is find out what God wants done; when He wants it done and how He wants it done.

The life you desire and more is on the other side of a life committed to seeking the will of the Heavenly Father. The same Jesus who told us to seek the Kingdom first also assured us that all of our needs would be met in abundance. 

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 (NKJV)

Do not miss out on God’s best seeking to meet your needs first.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Seek First – The Kingdom Model for Prayer (Part 5.1)

  1. Thank you Lord I don’t want to miss out on anything that pertains to your will I need you and want you. I choose to do your will not mine, besides its not about me, it’s about your way of doing things on earth as it is in heaven.
    Thank you I need to hear this word

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