Are You Seeking the Right Stuff?
[After all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes], but instead it is righteousness (that state which makes a person acceptable to God) and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. óRomans 14:17
Romans 14:17 defines the kingdom of God as a life of goodness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
We are to seek His kingdom, but a lot of people spend their lives seeking all kinds of other stuff. When it comes to righteousness, peace and joy, they donít have any because theyíre chasing after other things.
I used to think that if I had all kinds of worldly stuff, Iíd have no worries and my life would be peaceful, but no matter how much stuff I gained, it never really brought peace. True peace comes from being one with God.
Itís important for us to understand this because I think a large majority of Christians spend their whole lives searching for the wrong things, when our real treasure is in Jesus.
So what are you seeking today? Whatís your treasure? Worldly things will ultimately leave you unsatisfied, but if you seek God and His righteousness, peace and joy, you can experience the completely satisfying and fulfilling life God wants you to have. Go after Him today.
Prayer Starter: God, I decide today to stop pursuing worldly things that will not satisfy. I want to be one with You, so I seek Your righteousness, peace and joy.