One can very easily lose focus on what their priorities in 


life need to be.


Anything we invest an excessive amount of time into can 


 create morally contaminated, risky, detrimental, 


unwholesome, corrupt, debilitating and unsound situations 


in our lives. These things can take God's rightful place in 


our lives.


We do not exalt God to create distance 


between us, but actually to draw us 


closer.


In all our doings...it is extremely


 imperative for us to seek God with 


all our heart, first. May we highly


exalt God to the highest and most 


rightful place in our lives.

 


May we strive after, put, and keep 


God, His Kingdom and His 


righteousness in first place. Let us


 make sure that our focus is on God 


and God alone. 



May we prioritize our lives and 


always put God in the forefront


 and center of everything we do!



Enjoying the best life possible is not about our corrupt 


passions regarding what we can get... it is about 


Who directs our life. Whatever force we allow to 


take first place in our hearts and minds will drive our 


decisions and construct our future.



If we decide we want to experience a richer life... we will 


have to make our relationship with God first in our 


lives, then everything else will freely fall into place in 


the right order. Putting God first and foremost creates the 


fulfilling life we hope to enjoy. 



May we make our relationship with 


God... our top priority.


The more we try to make our life better by pursuing 


our own desires, the more our desires will spin out of 


control, creating unhealthy, disheartening decay and 


decline in our lives. But the more devoted we are in 


pursuing a closer relationship with God above all else, the 


better we will be able to differentiate between what’s 


sincerely essential and crucially imperative. Keeping God 


in the forefront of all of our affairs frees us up to reap 


more of the blessings God wants to send us.


God calls us to relish ceaseless consciousness of His 


Supreme Greatness, Beauty, and Worth. May we seek God 


first, last, and moment by moment.


Priorities determine how we use our time and what we 


choose to put in first place.


A priority is a thing that is regarded as more important 


than another. Priority means superiority in rank,


position, or privilege. Whatever has first place in our life


will drive our decisions and shape our future.

Satan does not want us to experience a blessed life. In 


fact, John 10:10 tells us that the devil comes to steal, kill, 


and destroy. He will try to do whatever he can to steer us 


from using our time, treasures, and talents first and 


foremost for God.

The average person spends between fifteen and forty 


hours a week watching worldly... enticing programs that 


are blatantly and subliminally polluting minds and the 


spirit... and leading unsuspecting individuals astray.



Many individuals spend hours on social media, listening 


to radio, and/or reading newspapers and magazines that


 are in no way... edifying.



Toxic programming devices/distractions are competing for 


first place in their lives. Sadly, some have succeeded


in taking first place in their lives.

God’s commandments, 


desires, and love,


should be the center of what we are… 


and desire to be.



All other entities find their position as a result.

Seeking God 


and God's Kingdom first 


means...


God has precedence in our lives... 


no matter what.


To seek God and God's Kingdom first means


to desire more and more of God,


and realizing it is God alone


who can fill the vacuum in our lives.

To seek God means to value God so much...


that we purposefully seek to know God,


 draw closer to God,


walk with God, and keep God first in all of our affairs.

To seek God first is to fix and focus our mind's attention


on God's direction, wisdom, and perspective.


To seek God means to incline our hearts toward God...

desiring an intimate personal relationship with God,


or seeking to develop an intimate relationship with God.



We believe when we seek the Kingdom of God first...

we are able to focus on and fully experience 

what is truly important in life...

a personal relationship with God.

To seek God and God's Kingdom first means not to seek 


after things, but to have a hungering desire to bring our 


hearts into subjection to the Will of God and live 


according to God’s design.

When we pursue God first... the thought of pleasing God 


becomes very important to us. God becomes the center of 


what we are and desire to be. The life that pleases God 


bears wonderful fruit.


The more we seek God, learn about God, understand 


about God, appreciate about God, and walk in God's way 


and will... the richer and fuller our relationship with God 


becomes.


Indeed... to seek God first... is a wise and righteous thing 


to do.

When we consciously fix our focus on God ...


we become sensitive to God’s still small voice


and can be obedient to the changes


He wants to make in us.

When our focus is solidly fixed on God...


we will not get caught up or overwhelmed by


the circumstances surrounding us.



When we are intently focused on God...


we will not spend our time worrying


about worldly concerns;


instead, our greatest priority and focal point 


will be on seeking God’s Kingdom,


His Commandments,


His Desires, and His righteousness.

When we are focused on the One Who has control


over everything, 


even in the midst of storms and disappointments,


we will have greater balance,


direction, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, patience,


goodness, love, joy, self-control, and inner peace.

Our lives will change tremendously when we truly put 


God first and set our mind's attention and our heart's 


affection on God and God alone.

Until we discover the joy of God and God alone,


we will never be satisfied or fulfilled in life. 

The Word of God tells us that it is imperative 


that we put our priorities in the proper order,


and then prudently cultivate


each one with diligence and conviction.

According to Scripture... 


the Kingdom of God is of much greater value... 


 than all the world’s treasures, and those who have it...


 are the wealthiest people on earth!  



The Bible repeatedly calls us to seek God . . .


and seek God's presence continually.

"The Kingdom of God"


was the primary subject of Jesus'


Sermon on the Mount.


In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount,


Jesus taught some of the most profound principles 


of  living.


One of these was:


But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,


and all these things shall be added to you.


Matthew 6:33


In essence, Jesus was cautioning us


not to worry about these human concerns


and to instead place our greatest priority on


seeking God’s Kingdom.

One of the biggest obstacles to seeking God is pride.


Therefore, humility is essential to seeking God.


The more we humbly and diligently seek God


with all our heart and with all our soul...


the more our desires become God's desires.



Therefore, humility is essential to seeking God.


The more we humbly and diligently seek God


with all our heart and with all our soul...


the more our desires become God's desires.



God desires to be first in our lives.


As God is exalted to the right place in our lives,


a thousand problems are solved all at once.


A.W. Tozer 


God wants us to let Him be God in our lives!


When we seek God first in our daily pursuits,


He promises to add unto us those things


which we were pursuing


(as long as they are in His Will). 



God desires that we would seek Him first above all else.


God's desire is that we worship God and God alone.


God does not want us to place anything before Him.


Jesus taught that our focus should be


 away from this world,


its status, and its lying allurements...


and placed upon the things of God’s kingdom.



When our hearts are aligned with the heart of God,


and our souls sincerely desire to please God,


we will desire to spend time with God


 and walk in His Will.



When our hearts are aligned with the heart of God...


we will want to listen to God


and follow through with obedient behavior.



My eyes are ever on the Lord,


for only He will release my feet from the snare.


Psalm 25:15


Once we understand the Spiritual dangers we face,


on a daily basis,


we will focus more on God and seek God's way,


will, and God's perfect timing.


Our time on earth, if the truth be told, is incredibly brief.


 Every day our first priority should be...


to seek God and God's kingdom


with the greatest earnestness and concern.



In seeking the Kingdom of God first...


we are doing and concerning ourselves more 


with Spiritual and eternal things...


as opposed to worldly things... which, in the end,


will fade away.



We believe in order for us to find life


and real personal freedom for ourselves... 


 we must, intentionally, make God our first priority.


Now is the time to be wise.


It is imperative that we establish godly priorities


and make choices in light of those priorities.

  

We know that when our godly priorities


are in the right order... 


all other entities find their proper place as a result.


Seeking God is an ongoing process.


As we seek God's direction for our lives...


we can have the certainty necessary


to keep, in perspective,


the wonder-working power of Almighty God


over our lives.


May we keep God first. 


Let us keep the most important 


and beneficial first thing... first.



As we keep God in the forefront...


we will encounter God's divine symphony!


Everything else in our lives will begin to line up 


and work out.


In keeping God first we will have more than enough 


to cover all of our daily needs. 


We will be able to witness the supernatural.


God will direct, provide, protect, calm, help us, 


and keep us from anxiety, as Jesus described 


in Matthew 6:26:

Jesus isn’t saying that it is wrong to work for food, 


shelter and clothing; 


He just wants us to keep our priorities in order. 


He wants our hearts to be set on the Spiritual (eternal)


rather than on the physical (temporary). 


When we put God's kingdom and eternal things first,


God assures us that we will have the other things we need.

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