Have you wondered why your prayer list seems to stay the same or why your prayer remains unanswered? Truly, God answers prayers, not on your terms but in His terms. So, if you desire to receive answers to your prayers, then you need to discover what His terms are. And this post gives one important term, which is ‘Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you – Matthew 6:31-33 (NKJV).
Many people get frustrated with their unanswered prayers while waiting for the Lord to answer them. And they have cried, begged, prayed, and praised God, yet the challenge is still there. This is the situation of many believers. And some have given up, while others are still hoping that one day, their change will come. But these will not bring about the desired change.
And some Christians are so worried about tomorrow: what to eat, drink and wear, that worry has become their main preoccupation. Yet Christ says that we should not worry over these things, that our heavenly Father knows that we have need of these things. And He went ahead to give us what we should rather be doing. This is to seek first the kingdom and His righteousness, and every other thing will He add to us.
Seek First The Kingdom Of God And His righteousness
This is what many believers are not doing, and this is where they miss it. However, this is God’s term to receiving every other thing. Surely, the truth remains that the Lord knows that you have need of these things. And He has no problem giving them to you. But you must seek first the kingdom and His righteousness. This is the condition you must fulfil first; first things first.
So, in this new topic series, we will be looking at, among other things:
- What does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness
- Why do you need to seek them first
- How do you achieve these
- When to seek them first
Truly, this may be the missing link to your heart’s desires. Surely, seeking God’s kingdom and His righteousness first is a major thing you must do to have your needs met. So, your long-awaited testimony is about to manifest! Therefore, pay attention to what you will be learning from this series and choose to apply them. And your testimony will soon come to pass.
Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher, speaker, counselor and author of “Peace Money Can’t Buy” and “The Man Jesus: What You Need to Know About Christ”. She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God’s love, and Christian living for a more fulfilling life. Want a more fulfilling life?