Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Making time for God becomes less difficult when you make Him more important than anything else in your world.
With everything that you have to do on any given day, you may often feel as if you do not have enough time to do things that will aid you to grow spiritually. That is a lie that the enemy would want you to keep believing in order to keep you from real intimacy with God. If that is your story, the mindset that is required to make the shift to spending quality time with God is enunciated in St. Matthew 6:33 where it says seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you. The Kingdom of God mentioned there represents the person of Jesus or His spirit, while His righteousness signifies the laws and principles of God. Take note that the scripture here identifies two components of seeking God: the message here is that seeking God does not stop at worship, prayer and fasting but also includes obeying his principles and laws. Further to that, if we do both (not just one) then all his blessings will be added unto us. That is what the scripture says. Another takeaway is that failure to make time to seek God in these two ways only robs you of the blessings of God. Would it be worth it?
The key part of the verse that I want to emphasize is the phrase “seek ye first”; it teaches us the approach that should be taken in making time for God. It says “seek ye first” to communicate the need to make seeking God your top priority. You can make it your priority by putting it at the top of your schedule: make it the first thing you do daily. It rarely works well otherwise. Psalms 63:1 highlights that David’s approach to seeking God was to put it at the top of his agenda. The scripture says “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee…”. David made seeking God one of the first things that he did. Abraham too acted in a similar way, when God told him to go to Mount Moriah, he left out early in the morning to do what God said. He made time for God by seeking Him first.
The favour and blessings of God is far more valuable than anything else that you may be pursuing; therefore, make seeking God your priority every day.
Life Application: Schedule time at the start of your day to not only pray but also to carry out instructions that he has given.
Prayer: Lord, I honor you for giving us access to you through your son. I pray therefore that I will not take it for granted and will make you my priority. In Jesus name, amen.