“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.”

{Matthew 6:33, NIV}

Prayer is a funny thing . . . funny, in an ironic (and sometimes confusing) sort of way.

For some time now, I’ve prayed any number of different prayers.

Prayers for guidance and direction.
Prayers for a friend’s physical healing.
Prayers for a family member’s salvation.

Yet, no matter which prayer I pray, I keep hearing the same words reverberate in my heart: Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.

Frankly, I’ve found this response to my prayers a little frustrating. Because, if truth be told, I don’t want a one-size-fits-all type of answer to my prayers. I want results. Visible results.

But then I wonder . . . if just perhaps . . . God is trying to get something through to me.

Seek God. Plain and simple. And trust God to take care of the rest.

So I bow my head and heart, once again, and ask God to help me do just that.

Is there a certain verse that keeps coming to mind for you?
Please share in the comments.

Denise J. Hughes of Embracing Grace & Truth
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