SCRIPTURE: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you want to stand tall before men, you must bow low before God.
It has been established that the God-first mentality is key to excelling in all areas of life. Those who seek God first can never come last in life; and those who seek God last can never come first in life.
In our study today, we shall explore the life of a man who excelled in life by maintaining the God-first mentality.
King Uzziah was one Scriptural example of people who became excellent in life by maintaining the God-first mentality.
2 Chronicles 26:4-5 says,
And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah did. And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.
Reading the above Scripture further, you would discover that Uzziah invented engines; he was the first inventor of the armoured personnel carrier and the armoured tanks. He was the first inventor of the engines that shoot bullets. Apart from being an inventor, he was also one of the richest kings in Israel.
In those days, if you counted rich kings in Israel, you would count Kings like David, Solomon, Asa, Hezekiah and also Uzziah. These kings were massively loaded with substance and abundance. They could build cities from their resources. Uzziah was one of them. As long as Uzziah sought the Lord, God made him prosper.
Beloved, there is no negotiation; if you want to stand tall before men, you must bow low before God; if you want to rise in height, you must drop in pride as you go before God.
Remember this: If you want to stand tall before men, you must bow low before God.
1. Make up your mind to seek the Lord with all your heart, strength and soul.
2. Seek God for Who He is, and not for what He can give.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to seek You above all treasures of life. Grant me the discipline to tarry in Your Presence until I find You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PROFITS OF EXCELLENCE AND DISTINCTION
QUOTE: The God-first mentality is what I call an incurable addiction to God; a brutal dedication to God. It is a situation in your life where God is first and last and everything else is in-between. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Psalm 31-33.
AMAZING FACT: Elephants sleep very little. These mammals are known to sleep for about 5 hours in a night.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: As you make up your mind to give God His place in life, you shall find your place in life in Jesus Name.