Seek First (Part 7)

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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.  And every kingdom has a protocol.  A protocol is system of rules that explain the correct conduct and procedures to be followed in formal situations.

The protocol of the Kingdom requires a transformation of the way we think. Our thinking plays a major role in determining our success or failure to achieve the will of God in our lives. In order to change our thinking, we must first learn to change our words.

The Kingdom of God is voice-activated. Many times to get a response from the Kingdom of God we must say something. God set this protocol in place at the beginning of time. It works for every person on the planet whether they know it or not. Much like gravity, it’s working whether you understand it or not.

Jesus gives us great insight regarding the power of our words and the results we will get in life:

33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:33-37 (NKJV)

According to Jesus, our words are determining the results we get in life. In the Kingdom of God, words take priority. Jesus sees us as fruitful trees, but the type of fruit we produce is based on the words in our hearts. Whatever takes up the most space in your heart will grow the most fruit.

One of the most profound thoughts we should take from this passage is that on Judgement Day, our words will be the evidence giving us an alibi or being used as evidence against us. God expects us to use our mouths to accomplish His will in the earth. In order to set the thing will of God into motion, we have to set our mouths in motion with proper speech.

God planned good for your life; your thoughts play a major role in accessing that goodness. Now it’s up to you to change the words you hear and speak on a daily basis in order to see the good He planned for us.

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