Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. (Matthew 6:33)
That is a command!
The Bible mentions a number of good things when we seek Him first: We find Him (Deuteronomy 4:29, Jeremiah 29:13), We’re glad (1 Chronicles 16:10), We rejoice (Psalm 40:16), We don’t worry (Matthew 6:33-34).
We’re humans, so we need to learn HOW to seek Him first. This is a process of becoming increasingly godly, habitually seeking Him first. How do we learn this?
First: We have to decide we are going to seek Him first. Determine. Resolve. Set our minds. This is probably the hardest step. The resolution has to stay in place regardless of temptations, habits, fatigue, whatever.
Second: We have to have Him top of mind. One way to do that is step 3, but you may have additional ideas. (This doesn’t mean we don’t pay attention to our families, our jobs, our schooling, but He is in mind throughout.)
Third: We need to study His Word and keep mulling it over. Memorizing is helpful and then we can recall what we’ve memorized and recite verses to ourselves.
Fourth: Pray! Pray He will recall Himself to our minds throughout the day. Pray that our resolution holds.
Seeking Him first is a daunting command, I’m actually overwhelmed thinking about how to do this. But He has commanded it, so I know He will enable me to keep His command. More than that, He has already given us everything we need for life and godliness. Already! (2 Peter 1:3)
So my first step is to set my mind to keep His command.