FIRST THINGS FIRST
Pastor Steve Lummer
“seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. “Matthew 6:33
1. God has designed life to work His way.
“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you” – Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
When trouble is behind us we ask for material blessing . (Genesis 28:20)
When trouble is in front we ask for spiritual blessing. (Genesis 32 )
2. We become what we are committed to.
“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for .“Ephesians 1:11 (TM)
(1) Am I enjoying what I’m doing?
(2) Am I happy with where I’m going?
(3) Am I satisfied with what I’m becoming?
Don’t accumulate possessions, accumulate experiences.
Jer 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
3. Stuff just happens when I put God first.
“My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
The right thought, plus the right people, in the right environment, at the right time, for the right reason, always produces the right result.”
God will give you “serendipidous” relationships and ideas to meet all your needs.
Serendipity means a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; a fortunate mistake. Specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it.
seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. “Matthew 6:33