PHI Devotional – Celebrating God's Faithfulness

A collection of daily devotionals from a variety of Contributors at Pro-Health International

MAY 6 – FIRST THINGS FIRST

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“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34 NIV).

READ: Matthew 6: 25-34

 

One of the first marks of one who has chosen to follow the Lord is obedience. The second I know of, is the ability to observe procedure. However, these two are intertwined; they work together. You cannot have one and not display the other. The importance of this is so critical to the faith we so heartily profess. Now, why should we seek the kingdom of God before we can enjoy what He has promised us? This is the promise He has made to us when we have not known Him. Now that we are saved, we are still required to seek, why? Or do we suppose that injunction is not for us? We will be misled if we think so. The truth here is that there are two doors we would have to go through before we get to our promised possessions. 

 

The first door will lead us to salvation and the second door will lead us to the kingdom lifestyle. When we make entrance into the first door of salvation, He expects us to also continue into the second, which is the kingdom lifestyle. Now, this second is done by yielding ourselves to Him. It means saying no to the deeds of the flesh, the advances of the flesh and the desires of the flesh; it means saying no to sin and yielding to the master’s will at all time. You will need to be there to command the kingdom resources. You will need to be there to carry power. We need to be there so that every other thing will be added to us. May God help us to enter both. Don’t forget, ‘the first thing first’.

 Prayer:

God help me to desire this first thing, which is entering into the Holy place. Give me the grace to stay there, enjoying You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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