TREM Devotional 20 December 2021 Daily Devotional By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Put God First
TOPIC: Put God First
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
If you have received Christ, you are to present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God. That is your reasonable service or worship. Everything you do becomes worship to Him. Usually, we say that “in everything you do, put God first”, but the mentality we have whenever they say this is that in your priority list, God should be number one, family number two, your children number three, going to church number four and so on. However, that is a wrong concept. You don’t put God in a compartment of list; He is far bigger than your list.
Putting God first means, bringing Him into everything you do. As a believer, everything about you is Christ. Paul says in Philippians 1:21: “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (KJV). Your life is Christ, not just when you are inside the church building.
Your relationship with Jesus must reflect in all aspects of your life: in your relationship with your children, with your boss in the office, everywhere you go, Jesus must be seen. As you are serving in your restaurant, it means that Jesus is serving. As you go to the market to buy goods, Jesus is buying goods. That is how to put God first. It is not putting Him first on the list. Even in your love relationship with your husband or with your wife, Jesus must be at the centre.
In every other thing in this life, Jesus must be very visible. When you have that mentality, you will not sell fake or adulterated drugs to people. You will not package contaminated water to sell and put people’s life at risk. Jesus will do no such thing. You will not disobey the traffic light when you are driving. God said, “if you don’t praise me, the stones will cry out.” In other words, if you don’t acknowledge His Lordship, God will raise substitutes for Himself.
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Micah 1-3
Evening – Revelation 11
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.