power of the first
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matt. 6:33)
As Christians, our first priority, is to have and build a relationship with God. Many other things fight for our attention in life, but when God is first, He will sustain whatever follows in our lives. When we experience the demands and distractions of life, we shouldn’t seek the way out but seek God first, for when we are seeking anything else besides God, we are in fact making these things idols above God.
When we allow the emotions and obstacles of life to overwhelm us, it is possible to be in the same room as God and not put Him first. Our priorities matter to God. Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus and soak up a deep connection with Him while Martha saw the importance of serving Him (Luk. 10:38-42). We shouldn’t get distracted with serving if we place serving first, and God second for God wants to be first in all aspects of your life.
Our priorities are aligned with what we agree with, and every time we do not seek God’s kingdom, we put the desires of the flesh first. Our love for God should outvote all other priorities (Matt. 22:37), and when He is first and above all else, He will be in our second, third, and forth.