Thursday, January 24, 2013


Matt 6:33 Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things (your needs) will be given to you as well.
Matt. 6:33 Make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. NLT
Luke 12:31 Seek his kingdom and these things (your needs) will be given you as well.
Luke 12:31 Make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. NLT

Dear Father,
Your Word says we are to “Seek first your Kingdom.” What is your Kingdom and how do we put it first?

Hayford’s Bible Dictionary says that “where the King is personally, the Kingdom is presently.”

The Illustrated Bible Dictionary says the Kingdom is “God’s rule of grace in the world.”

Jesus made clear that the Kingdom was already present though hidden, a mystery – with consummation later. Your Kingdom now lives in the hearts of those who trust Jesus as their Lord and Savior and seek to follow his commands, his righteous way of love. How exciting! Thank you, Lord.

“Seek first your Kingdom.” So how do we seek your kingdom first? 
  • We read your Word. Help us read it more.
  • We obey your commands. Do we? No one does this perfectly. Help us notice when we fail to keep your commands. Help us do better as we grow in you.
  • We focus on putting you first in every area of our life, surrendering all. This is not easy. This means giving our time, our money, our hearts and souls to you daily.

Lord, we want to seek your Kingdom and your righteousness first, but we often fail to do this. We need your Spirit to enable us. Let Christ rule in our hearts and in our churches. We welcome your Kingdom. What a thought! Show us when and where we fail at this. Help us remain in you and in your Kingdom.

Blessings, Dottie


  1. Dottie: This is so true. We have to put God first.
    Years ago when I decided I needed to tithe my earning, I got paid every two weeks. I tried to write my tithe check before I paid any other of my bills. I also have learned that when my eyes come open in the mornings, I need to thank God for Who he is and ask His guidance.

    1. Thanks for your reply. You live up to your quiet spirit name. Dottie