My prayer for myself and our family is that each of us will seek first Him and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).
In Elisabeth Elliott's book "Keep A Quiet Heart" this quote struck me this morning as I meditated on what it really means to seek first Him and His righteousness. I hope this gives you something to ponder also.
"If through losing what this world prizes we are enabled to gain what it
despises - treasure in heaven, invisible and incorruptible - isn't it worth
any kind of suffering? What is it worth to us to learn a little bit more
of what the Cross means - life out of death, the transformation of
earth's losses and heartbreaks and tragedies?...God has allowed in the
lives of each of us some sort of loss, the withdrawal of something we
valued, in order that we may learn to offer ourselves a little more
willingly, to allow the touch of death on one more thing we have clutched
so tightly, and thus know fullness and freedom and joy that much sooner.
We're not naturally inclined to love God and seek His Kingdom. Trouble
may help incline us - that is, it may tip us over, put some pressure
on us, lean us in the right direction."
Matthew 6: 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.