“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Matt. 6:33 (KJV)
Over the last two days, we have looked at making plans for the coming year and I did emphasise the need to write down the vision and to regularly review the vision. But much as this is great, you must put God first. Let God be first in everything you do. If you don’t plan how to improve your relationship with God, you will discover that even the business plans and other plans will fall flat on the ground, because anything not built on God cannot stand.
Remember the story of the builders in Matt. 7, because the house was built on the rock, the rain fell, the wind blew, but the house stood still, because the foundation was on the rock. The only constant in life is God. He is God all by Himself. He does not need your endorsement to be God. He alone can kill and can make alive. He is the Monarch of the Universe and His word is law. So, stop beating about the bush, have a study plan for the year, have a spiritual growth plan for the year. Plan out prayer times, service your prayer altar, put God first in everything that you do and you will see Him come through for you.
If you look at the scripture above in the Amplified version you will have a clearer understanding of that passage. It says: “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.” Did you see that? Seek God’s way of doing things, strive after it, aim at it, let it be all that consumes you. When you do, all other things – house, car, money, children, everything that you need will be given to you.
In this coming year, make God your priority. Let His word be your umpire. Follow Him closely every step of the way. No matter the storm or the wind, when you put God first, victory is sure.
Further Reading: Matt. 6: 25 – 34; Matt. 7: 21 – 27
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Zechariah 9-12; Evening- Revelation 20