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"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." - Matthew 6:33

In our fast-paced world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and lose focus on what truly matters. Amid the hustle and bustle, we must learn to slow down and make time for God. Let us embrace the wisdom of Matthew 6:33 and prioritize seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness. As a result, all other aspects of our lives will fall into place as God provides our needs.

1. Make spending time with the Lord in prayer a priority

Fitting meaningful prayer into your daily routine might seem daunting, but the key is to find pockets of time and dedicate them to deepening your relationship with God. Whether you're a parent waiting in a carpool line or an entrepreneur commuting to work, seek the Lord wherever you are. Use those idle moments to pray or listen to a spiritually nourishing podcast. God will meet you wherever you call out to Him, so make a conscious effort to carve time for Him in your schedule.

2. Appreciate the value of knowing God

The Bible is our life guide, brimming with wisdom, comfort, and instruction. Though it can be intimidating, remember that you can start reading and contemplating at any point. Don't be afraid to ask for guidance or join Bible study groups to further enrich your comprehension. As you immerse yourself in the Word of God, you will gain insights and wisdom that will help you navigate life's challenges with grace and confidence. By building a solid foundation in your knowledge of the Lord, you will be better equipped to face the inevitable hurdles that come your way.

3. Equip yourself for a fruitful quiet time with God

To maximize the benefits of your time with God, make sure you come prepared. Bring your Bible, an open heart, and a willingness to listen and learn. If you enjoy taking notes, have a pen and journal handy to capture insights or record prayers. Having these tools will help you remember what you've learned and glean valuable lessons from your quiet time with God.

As we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, we will see the fruits of this pursuit in our lives. Whether it's through prayer, Bible study, or quiet contemplation, making time for God and growing in our knowledge of Him will provide us the strength, guidance, and peace needed to thrive in our hectic world. Remember that God is always willing to meet us where we are, so let's not let the challenges of life deter us from seeking His presence each day. With Him by our side, we can overcome anything and walk in the abundant blessings He has in store for us.

The following are special messages from some of LightSource’s top teachers on Bible study to help inspire you today:

Focus on the Family
Reading the Bible can be intimidating. Add to that your kids’ short attention span and a busy schedule…and studying Scripture as a family can seem next to impossible! We’ll have advice to help your kids open the Bible a little bit every day, while getting closer to God.

Watch more from Focus on the Family here.


Pastor Robert Morris Ministries
Pastor Robert reminds us that we can trust in our faithful God, even when circumstances shift and change. We can know that He will always be faithful.

Watch more from Pastor Robert Ministries here.