First is first

 

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you”( Mat.6,33)

All over the world, each culture and even country has tried in many forms and ways to set an agenda of priorities according to their culture and current situation. Each person and institution has got the possibility to see what is important and choose what are part of their list of top priorities.

Priority is then  a matter of choice, so it is a spiritual exercise: of heart – mind – strength – spirit.

Jesus is saying to you today : “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you”( Mat.6,33)

The Risen Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God ,The prince of Peace and king of Justice, is urging you to choose what is first  in his heart, mind , strength and spirit. He sees the situation much more clearly than you do , his heart is already weeping  for the life of his people deeper than you,  the blood of his body was shed for everyone.  Your village’s situation has needed God’s intervention in order to be freed from the bondage of corruption, a new form slavery.

This is the God’s Good news of our time and our world where life is impoverished at its lowest level and justice is scandalously ignored at the cost of human life. The situation is touching the heart of God. God in Jesus Christ by the power of his Holy Spirit is at work by touching you heart , mind and strength and spirit today to make first what is first for  the Almighty.

God by the power of his spirit wants to call you to be with him wholly. He is the one who is able to create a new heart, new mind, new strength and new spirit in you in order to make the right choice of your life: put the kingdom of God and his justice as your top priority.

Today allow God by the power of his love to act through you by His grace: you will become  a co-worker of The king of the universe in his kingdom and  of the Just  God to act as enabler of God’s justice.

Wherever you are and whoever you are , God the Father of all has got a plan for you and for your area of living , or working , or ministering. Through you the kingdom of God and His justice will be the first of the first.

Let us pray: God The Father, here I am before you today , may this day become a new day, a real new day, your day for me and for those who are around me. Give me Lord a new heart , new mind , new strength and new spirit in order to put your kingdom and your justice as my transformed list of priority as from this day, through Jesus Christ my Lord and by the power of your Holy Spirit. Your Name be praised and honoured now and forever and ever. Amen

 

Rev. Samitiana