Today in the 40 Day Devotional series, we read…

Day 26 Seek God First

Read Matthew 6:33

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” Matthew 6:33 (HCSB)

A bank statement, a day planner, a church calendar, or a hospital stay often reveals our priorities. Misplaced priorities generally lead to hurt and confusion in our lives, marriages, families, and churches. Jesus gave His followers a simple and conditional promise. If believers would make the Father’s kingdom a priority, then they would lack for nothing in life. That’s a priceless guarantee! Unmet needs may be an indication that our priorities are out of order.

Seeking God first says that we’re dependent on Him, that we’re desperate for Him, and that we’re dedicated to Him. It’s worth noting that this is a great way to live and serve in ministry. A call from a pastor search team, the daily responsibilities of life, the challenge to raise godly children in an ungodly world, a fresh vision for the church, and the ability to live on less than we make testify that we need to see our decisions from God’s perspective.

As you consider your life, marriage, family, and church, are you seeking God first? What decisions are you facing at this moment?


Take Jesus’ challenge and seek the Father’s kingdom first. Ask God to help you see your life, marriage, family, and ministry from His perspective.