Have you ever had that sinking, intense feeling that you’ve lost your car keys, or your phone? I bet you have.
I’ve been there on both counts more than once. Most often it’s been when I’ve misplaced my car keys. And that usually happens 5 minutes before I have to leave for an appointment. But, I have also experienced the “joy” of not being able to find my cell phone.
The emotion that you feel in both situations is the motivation that Jesus was talking about when He said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness…”
The Greek word translated SEEK carries the meaning of intense emotion. It means to crave, require, intently purse, or demand.
There’s A Promise Connected To The Command
The ways the Kingdom of God functions in the earth are often very different than the ways of human governments and political systems. It is in understanding and following the ways of God’s Kingdom that we can expect God’s results. Jesus said to make your highest priority learning how God’s Kingdom works and you absolutely will experience the qualities and powers of God’s Kingdom. However, attempting to do God’s work your way will never actually produce God’s results. Even though “your way” may temporarily appear to be successful.
Like the cell phone and car keys, the keys to power and authority found in God’s will and ways has been lost. The line of two way communication is also sadly sub par for a great many sons and daughters of God…to ours and our nation’s loss.
It’s time (and far past) to seek, demand, crave, and require that we see and understand life through Kingdom eyes. That which has been lost must be found…or we are truly lost. Lost with rights and authority, but not known how to use those rights and authority.
As you would with lost key and phones, seek as your highest priority God’s Kingdom Ways and then we’ll find personal and corporate healing, power, joy, and peace that natural definitions can’t explain.