Pearl 67: Urgent Voices
Pearl 69: Governing Values

Pearl 68: Basic Needs

TOPIC: Time and Priorities

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well" - Matthew 6:33.

Your natural tendency is to first seek the basic necessities of life.  Jesus cautioned you not to make those your priority, but to seek God's will and rule in your life first and foremost. What does that mean? It means that prayer, reading, devotions and, above all, God's purpose, are to be your main focus.  When you do that, God promises to provide for those basic needs. Are you putting God's kingdom ahead of your own needs? Or are you consumed with the drive for promotion, salary and benefits? Are you trusting God for your basic needs, or have you taken matters into your own hands?

Lord, You promised to provide for me while I pursue Your will, and You have never broken Your word. Yet I am consumed at times with those things that pertain to life and career and forget to seek Your will first. I commit to seek Your kingdom and trust You for the rest, according to Your word and will for my life.

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