Where Are Your Priorities At?

Where Are Your Priorities At?

 

In 1997, yes that was just a few short, but yet seems like a long time ago, I graduated High School. My priorities then are not the same as today. Then, I only had myself to think about, where was I going TODAY and what was I going to eat TODAY.

 

Today, my priorities have changed. I juggle multiple schedules to decide where I am going, to include: Kati (karate, school, doctors appts, etc.), Kerri (her errands and tasks, doctors appts, etc.), Family (our together trips, out of town, etc.), Extended Family (doctors appts, visits, etc.), Church Events and Activities, CV FAMILY (hospital stays, school activities, etc.), PCMA Events, Community Functions, and oh… my own stuff as well.

 

If your priorities are not in order, your life will not be in order. If your priorities are not right, you won’t be right. You don’t have to pray about what your number one priority in life ought to be. You don’t have to think about it. You don’t have to discuss it. You don’t have to look for it. You just have to do it. Because Jesus has already told us what our first priority ought to be, “seek ye first the kingdom of God.”

 

Matthew 6:33 (ESV) ~ But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 

The word seek means to “actively pursue” or “to go after.” It’s in the present tense. It means continuously. Every day of your life you ought to seek first the kingdom of God.

 

Let’s think for a moment about my priorities again. I have to SEEK after what Kati has next. Karate, for example, gives us a calendar of events. When I plan my day, I must SEEK what is on her karate calendar. If I didn’t know Kati, what would it matter? But, since I have Kati in my life, it matters.

 

Now in order to seek the kingdom, you must first seek the King. Because you cannot have a kingdom without a king. The first priority of your life ought to be to seek the King of the kingdom.

 

Did you know that the Christian life is more than just excepting the Lord, it is seeking the Lord? The Lord is not just someone you passively accept. He is someone you actively seek. I can tell you something about your relationship to God at this very moment without even knowing you. I can tell you how much of God you have – you have all of God that you want.

 

God does not have any favorites, but He does have intimates. James 4:8 says, “Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you” and God has promised in His word, “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
 
Pastor Andy Lambert