#FaithDaily God’s Kingdom First
Haggai 1:6 (NLT): “You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes!”
After the people of the Lord returned to Jerusalem from their captivity in Babylon, as was promised by the Lord through prophets beforehand, it was not long before they started to busy themselves with their own personal affairs. They were rebuilding their own houses – all while the house of the LORD lay in ruins. The result of this was them not walking in the covenant blessings of Deuteronomy 28. In the increasingly busy world we live in, it’s no surprise that sifting between busyness and productivity, as well as temporary and eternal significance, will become increasingly more difficult to do – unless our hearts are intentionally attune to God’s heart.
More than ever before, we must live full of and controlled by the Spirit of God. We must be deliberate in making the Word the primary influence in our lives. God’s kingdom priorities must become and remain our own! We are called to be active participants in the Kingdom of God to impact society with the way of the Kingdom, not the other way around. Our prayers are to centre on His will being done, far above any manmade ambition or desire of a human heart.
Today, whatever it is you are busying yourself with, take a moment to assess if it’s what God is calling you to and make the choice to fully obey His will and instruction. Your obedience will only lead to blessing and you making your way prosperous and successful.