WednesdayOctober 11, 2017

Daily Devotional

First Things First!

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: October 11, 2017

From Series: Piece of Cake

In Topics: All, Anxiety, Blessings, God, Prayer, Righteousness

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Read

Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you as well.”

Think

For most of us, every day is like a juggling act; we have numerous things vying for our time, attention, and money. Sadly, those three things often seem to disappear before we realize where they went. It feels like there’s never enough to go around! But the juggling act becomes a piece of cake if we put God first in every area. Seeking and submitting to His will above all else is the solution to our problems and concerns.

Today’s verse is like an insurance policy from God. The cost of the policy, our premium, is to “seek first the Kingdom of God.” The payback — and God always delivers on every promise – is “all these things will be added to you.” How do we seek the Kingdom of God? It’s all about remaining obedient to Him.

Essentially, God responds to our needs supernaturally when we acknowledge our need for Him in every situation or circumstance. Today, choose to put first things first. Listen to what God says about those areas – time, attention, and money – and begin to submit to Him. When you put Him first, you’ll be amazed at what God will supernaturally do in your life, and you’ll discover that the Blessor is the greatest blessing of all!

Pray

Father God, today I choose to put You first. I surrender all of my struggles and concerns to You. I fully trust in Your faithfulness to provide for all of my needs. Thank You for your love and compassion! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Act

Look for ways to put God first with your time, attention, and money. Does your schedule allow you to give your time and attention to God? If not, sit down with your calendar and carve out time each day for Him. Are your finances in line with God’s command to tithe? If not, step up to the 90-Day Challenge https://fellowshipchurch.com/90-day-challenge – and discover how obedience to God is a piece of cake that leads to the peace of God!