Seek God first

It is God’s desire that we should experience His blessings in all areas of our lives. The word of God tells us that in order for us to prosper we must put the Lord first in our lives. “But seek you first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). God is asking us to make the things of God as a priority over the things of the world. Salvation that is inherent in the kingdom of God is the number one thing that should be sought and it is of greater value than all the world’s riches. This is the condition for God’s blessings and the only guarantee of God’s provision.jesus bible

Deuteronomy 8:18 tells us that; “But you shall remember the Lord your God: For it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto your fathers, as it is this day”. This means that God’s interest must be ahead of our interest and all that we need will be provided. If we fail to remember God in what we do then it will be so hard for us to receive His blessings.

There are many promises that God promises those who live a life of obedience and righteousness. “And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). This glorious promise is given to any and to all, and for all time. God does not only promise Blessings, but He actually say that the blessings shall come on you and overtake you. This means that the blessings will be so abundant that they will literally chase down the people of God. The condition to all these promises still remains the same, seeking God first.

If you consider now that we have all these promises but majority of the people are still struggling, then we need to know that something is wrong here. Even talking about Malawi as a nation, the country is in a very sad situation.

God sent famines upon Israel as a judgment because of spiritual declension. If you look at the beginning of the book of Ruth, you will find that there was a famine in the land which God brought about because of their disobedience. Despite all that famine, the people never sought to seek the Face of God but instead decided to go in deep sin by going to live in other countries that worshipped idols there by going in deep sin.

It is the same with us now because there are so many things that God is not happy with which requires us to seek God for forgiveness. God is always looking for yielding vessels, those that will seek Him with an honest heart for the sake of His Kingdom. Remember that when God was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, He was willing to spare these two cities if only ten people that were seeking His face could be found. It is sad to know that even ten people could not be found so that these cities could be spared. “Call upon me and I will answer you; and show you great and mighty things, which you know not” (Jeremiah 33:3).

Let us be people who understands the importance of seeking god than just “give me, give me people”. God is interested in developing a relationship with you, not you just calling on Him when you are in trouble.

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14 thoughts on “Seek God first”

  1. Muheziwa says:

    You are welcome Mr Zagwa, just for your information I have indeed explored the Bible & and the Quran quite extensively than you can imagine. I have read the Bible twice from Genesis to revelation & the Quran once.
    All I can share with you for now is that these two books have caused more misery to humans than any other book ever known to man and what interests me most is the fact that the so called God who according to these two books must have been the source of the information within them, just stand by & watches helplessly when people are being killed and tortured in his name.
    Many people have been killed in the name of religion than those killed by all diseases known to man combined.
    By the way historical records shows that the Roman Catholic church alone has killed many people than any other institution on the planet. And at the rate that the Islamic extremists are killing people nowadays, its gonna take them another decade to surpass the Catholics. All this is happening right under the nose of you good and gracious God.

    And then beside this human on human killing in the name of God, we also have natural disasters. If God can not do anything about the human on human killing because humans have a choice to make, then you would have thought that controlling nature shouldn’t be an issue to him considering he created nature and he also knows what the future holds according to the Bible. Well, apparent as it turns out he can’t even control nature and just to remind you we lost over 300,000 people within minutes during the Asian tsunami on one boxing day …….that’s your good God at work right there…………

  2. Zagwa says:

    Muheziwa, I like your reasoning and belief. It’s is good that at least you acknowledge that God exists as a creation of man in mans mind. This is a good starting point. Please continue to explore and understand what the God that man ‘imagines’ is all about, I am sure you have nothing to lose. Wishing you all the best.

  3. Chiduma says:

    Deliver us Lord from this evil and corrupted land.

  4. Chilumba 3 says:

    Thank for ably writing.as a nation if we were to seek God First ,issues of corruption would have been reduced.Malawi ,malawi seek God

  5. Chilumba 3 says:

    Thank for ably writing.as a nation if we were seek God First ,issues of corruption would have been reduced.Malawi ,malawi seek God

  6. The journey of the Israelites to the promised land was a good news to the Hebrews. But on there way they had to meet people who misled the Israelites to worship the the golden calf. There also arose 8 people who came with a false report when Moses sent them to spy the land & only 2 people (Joshua & Caleb) came with a true report. There also arose Achan a greedy, selfish, a thief who wanted to gather only for himself & his family while the promise of God was that all will to enter the land full of milk & honey.

    This applies to our land since God allowed us to be ruled by our own fellow Malawians but look since Independence the land have been full of tribalism, regionalism, envy, biasness, nepotism, Quota System & now Cash gate at its highest peak. All these are evils which God will never allow to open doors for prosperity in this land till all these evils are stopped.

    Let Truth & Justice be practiced by us then glorious God’s days will be experienced in this land.

  7. Mzungu wa Nzeru says:

    The number one contributor of all the time.All I can say is BIG AMEN

  8. Damiano Hara says:

    Praise the Lord!!!! II Chronicles 7;14 if my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek after me, then I shall hear them and heal their land, Proverbs 3;6 In everything acknowledge God and he will direct your path” Its sad to see that most people are not seeking his face, thats why we are facing all these calamities

  9. vincent says:

    amen and so touching

    1. Damiano Hara says:

      Glory be to GOD

  10. Muheziwa says:

    Cindy, you would be surprised to know that it is man who created God in his mind, God does not exist. Just look around you to see the suffering around the world, which good God would allow people to suffer like that if he indeed has the power to do something about it?

  11. God is gud says:

    Its high time that Malawians, we should seek God, draw nigher to him. The situation that Malawi is in, it requires all of us to seek God, leave our evil ways, when we pray he will answer our prayers and heal our land. 2 Chr 7:14 David once said, I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help comes frm, my help cometh frm the Lord …… Psalms 121 The politicians are and will no longer be the help that Malawi needs, but God is, we need a change of focus: we having been focusing on the politicians, but its time we change to God, now is the time

  12. GANYAVU says:

    Good newz

  13. kenkkk says:

    Amen.

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