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Day 2: Placing God above all else

Categories: Next Level Devotional

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” -Matthew 6:33

Seeking God above all else is one of the greatest challenges in life. It takes constant effort to place God above our career, kids, spouse and calendar. We sometimes think that if we take the time to seek God, it will take away from what we really need to be doing in that moment.

The truth is, when we seek God first and above all else, then He will give us what we need. So often we can let our daily emergencies pull us from spending time seeking God. We need to set patterns and priorities that place God in His rightful place.

The moment we live our lives by Matthew 6:33, we come alive in our relationship with Christ. It is when we seek other things ahead of God that we wonder where God is and why we are not close to Him.

I remember when my wife, Hannah, and I were dating in high school. She frequently ditched me for her friends. That would have been fine if I didn’t care much about her. It took her years to place me above all others. This led to a long period of frustration and confusion for both of us. But when she finally gave me her heart, it felt like relational bliss. And it still does.

This is similar to what many of us experience with God. We like the idea of God, just not placing Him above all other people and things. This leads to much less than God intended.

Placing God above all else is an invitation to experience a relationship with the Creator that is exciting and completely fulfilling.