From The Purposeful Work Devotional Series
Today I’m sharing devotion number five in the Purposeful Work Devotional Series: Seek First His Kingdom. This devotion is about how God wants us to work purposefully in His Kingdom.
Seek First The Kingdom – S6 E5
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33
There are very driven people in the world. People who work purposefully with goals, such as climbing the career ladder, earning money, gaining influence, becoming well known.
As Christian women, we should also work with purpose. Yet, our purpose is not to be money or career focused, but God focused. As Jesus followers, God wants us to work hard in putting His Kingdom first. To work for His glory. To fulfil the Great Commission and make disciples of all nations, baptising them and teaching them God’s word.
As Christian mothers, our children are our first (but not only) disciples. We are called to work hard to teach them and disciple them in God’s ways. We are called to pray for them. And be a vehicle of God’s love so they can understand more of who God is.
Worldly recognition and material wealth pale in comparison to the joy of making God known to the people around us.
So mama, let’s do purposeful work in God’s Kingdom. Let’s put God first above all else.
Questions for reflection
- Are there any ways you can grow in discipling your children in the stages of life they’re in at the moment?
- Have you been tempted to believe in the attractions of material wealth and worldly recognition over putting God’s Kingdom first?
Lord, help me disciple my children and the other people You’ve put in my life. Help me teach them Your ways. Empower me to put Your Kingdom first in all that I do. When the enemy tries to tempt me with worldly recognition and wealth, protect me and remind me of my purpose as Your child. Amen!
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