Day 36

Forty Days of Preparation Daily Devotions

Day Thirty-Six
It's All About the Kingdom
Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
The highest priority for the Christian should be the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is God's order or way of doing things. We should seek to build up the kingdom. We should also seek to live in accordance with God's laws which govern the kingdom. Seeking the kingdom has a promise that all things that one would normally seek, will be given unto you. Here are some keys to help you "seek ye first the kingdom of God.
A. Make Kingdom living your top priority. 
John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
 Rom 14:17-19 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. 19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
B. Whatever you sacrifice for the Kingdom of God will be multiplied back unto you.  
Luke 18:29-30 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. 
Phil 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
C. To seek first the Kingdom is to live victoriously. 
Luke 9:23-24 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
D. You value what you invest in. Invest in the Kingdom. 
Matt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Sample PrayerLord, I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your kingdom. I make your kingdom my top priority. Now Lord, I ask you to help me as I seek to live by the laws of your kingdom. I thank you for the overtaking blessings. In Jesus Name, Amen

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