But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.—Matthew 6:33
We seek a lot of things in life. Among them are the best meals, great friendships, a good wife, sustainable jobs, and an increase in pay and fame. But there is only one thing we should seek, and it should be first. It should be in the first place and equally our primary desire. It should come before fame, friends, and even food—it's the kingdom of God and his righteousness. And all these other things will come, but they are not a close second—they are added by, in, and through the pursuit.
DO THIS: Put God first in everything you do today. Make him your first prayer, first conversation, and first thought.
PRAYER: God, my sacrifice today is me. While it is small, it is hard for men. I choose to put me second and you first.