First Things First

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:33-34

I have personally treasured this passage of Scripture for many years now. As I read this passage once again, I’m reminded that we live very busy and complex lives. It seems as if something or someone is always competing for our time and attention, demanding to have first place. This “warring” for our attention always carries with it the ability to create chaos, worry and fear pulling and turning the focus of our attention away from where it truly belongs, a place of peace and rest.

If we would only choose to seek God first, His Kingdom, and His righteousness then we could be confident that we have His Word and His promise that EVERYTHING we need will be freely given to us eliminating the temptation to worry about anything. When we freely choose to seek God first and foremost, realizing He is our greatest need, then and only then will everything (life’s daily necessities) and everyone (all our relationships) fall right into place.

Heavenly Father please give me the faith and trust I so desperately need to allow You to have Your rightful place in my life, first and foremost in all I do and pursue, Amen!

Be Blessed!!!

Chaplain Steve Looper
Standing Stone Care and Rehab
Monterey, TN

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