Our Relationship with God must be Highly Prioritized (Evening)

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Matthew 6:19-34

RHEMA

Matthew 6:33 But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

In the book of Kings, the writer chronicled the Israelites history. After the civil war that broke in 930 BC, the kingdom of Israel was conquered in 722 BC. Nearly two hundred years after, the kingdom of Judah ceased to exist in 586 BC. The chroniclers recorded how Israelites and Judah could experience this downfall. So many transgressions but can be resumed into one word: idolatry. They practiced pagan and occult rituals. Their kings and officials encouraged idolatry as well instead of banning them. But not all of those kings made horrendous mistakes. Some still faithful to GOD, and because of that, GOD made their reign prosper and successful.

Almost half a century later, Jesus commanded His disciples to pursue His kingdom and righteousness. To prioritize and put God above all else. He even emphasized the word ‘pursue’. To follow it, actively, and then catches His kingdom.

It’s the last night of 2020. Tomorrow is a brand new year with a lot of unlimited possibilities. It means He kindly gives us a brand new start. To start our lives again and make them better. It also means that we must prioritize God above all else. To pursue His kingdom and ask His counsels to make our plans and resolutions work. We can do that by increasing the intensity of our daily prayers, not just quantitatively but also qualitatively. Serve Him and His church more. Get involved in His works: charities or evangelism. And then, we also have Year’s End service tonight. Join us together to say goodbye to this year and be ready for the next year.

REFLECTION

Make sure you PRIORITIZE your SPIRITUALITY FIRST.

APPLICATIONS

1. Have you put your spirituality and relationship with God as your top priority in your life?
2. What does makes spirituality important? What did it affect your life until recently?
3. What are your plans to prioritize God even more for the following year?

PRAYER

“O good Father, gratefulness and praise may not be ceased away from our mouths and tongues. We are here, still living and breathing because Your grace alone allows us. Make our hearts prioritize You more than before. And lead us to make a better judgment next year. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”