“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
What does it really mean to “seek first”? Does it mean that before you get going in your day that you seek God first? Does it mean that before you buy that new car you seek God first? Or does it mean that before you brush your teeth you should seek God first? My answer to this would be none of the above. What it really means to “seek first” is that our hearts are completely putting God as number One all day long. He is not a side item, but rather the entirety of all of our living and breathing. It is not praying first before you go, but rather praying without ceasing. It is an unbroken communion that God is after.
It was this way with Adam in the garden… before the fall. God was first. He was the beginning and the end for Adam. Adam lost that connection in His heart before has actions betrayed the Lord. Jesus came exemplifying the type of lifestyle that we are to embody. He was always about His Father?s business because there was an unbroken communion in His heart. All the way to the cross His unbroken communion enabled Him to go the distance.
“Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.”
There are lots of things that we can do that look good in the eyes of the world. Many things look noble, religious and acceptable to the world. People can earn the praise of the world and not receive the praise from God. Only an unbroken communion will produce a life that pleases God. Nothing can replace this. Why? It is all about relationship. God is not after our works. He is after our hearts. He knows that if He gets the heart everything else will work out. But without a heart to heart relationship with God people are doing things on their own. It is easy to have all the right religious terminologies, knowing the “right” things to say. Some may fake people into believing them, but God is not fooled. He knows those who are His and those who really want to be with Him.
Some may say, “I’m not experiencing this communion with God.” It is ok. ?God draws us in to this place. It is Christ in us, the hope of glory. It is a matter of tapping into the new life inside of us. We are new creations in Christ. If we are His, the Holy Spirit dwells within us. We don’t need to reach up to heaven to bring Christ down. He is in us. His grace enables us to come into a communion by the Spirit. The real question is what is our heart longing for? Is our heart longing for Him and His desires or something else? When we realize where change is needed, simply make the change asking for His help. His grace will enable the change to happen. When God is number One all day long then all things will fall into place.