ALL OF LIFE gets reduced to one thing— how we steward the Presence of God. The fulfillment of these dreams is actually the byproduct of hosting Him well. Jesus affirmed this principle for life when He taught, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matt. 6: 33). The Kingdom of God is not something separate from His actual Presence. The Kingdom has a King. In reality, the Kingdom of God is within the Presence of the Spirit of God. “For the kingdom of God is… in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14: 17). This command by Jesus is to prioritize our lives down to the one thing which is eventually evidenced by righteous living. This approach ensures that the first thing always remains first. Beyond principles, formulas, and assignments, God Himself must remain our focal point.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
ROMANS 14: 17
I seek first Your Kingdom above all else, Father. It is my driving pursuit. Show me how this is practically understood and experienced on an everyday basis. I pray that You would bring me into a deeper understanding of the relationship between Your Spirit and Your Kingdom. Show me how to demonstrate the Kingdom in even a greater measure as I enjoy deeper intimacy with the One sent to be my Helper and Comforter.