Seek My Righteousness


Romans 14:17

…the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit...

Are you troubled by anything today?  God says to you, “Don’t focus on that!” Instead, seek first My kingdom, which is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Be conscious of the righteousness you have as a gift from what Christ accomplished on the Cross. God’s Word says to you, “Keep the inner You flowing with My peace and joy, and I will take care of the rest.”

We tend to think that the people around us are the problem. When we don’t get the promotion we want, we blame our bosses and colleagues. When we lose our temper, we blame our wives, husbands and kids. However, God wants us to stop looking outside and start looking within because His kingdom is within us (see Luke 17:21).

The abundance of the kingdom of God is already inside you.  As you seek first God’s kingdom, and follow in  His righteousness, peace and joy, the abundance within you will flow out and become a reality in your circumstances (see Matthew 6:33). You will find that God has not only taken care of what is troubling you, but has also added blessings to you, be it a promotion, well-behaved kids or a loving wife.

“So how do You keep that inner You flowing with righteousness, peace and joy?”

Be conscious of your righteousness in Christ. Don’t focus on what is weighing you down- Listen to The Holy Spirit that dwells in you- dwell on how righteous you are because of the perfect sacrifice of Christ. Peace and joy flow when you know that all your sins have been forgiven because of Jesus’ finished work.

So, the next time something troubles you, don’t just make your focus on correcting the problem. Instead, seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness. Make it a priority to have that new inner you that has been redeemed by the Blood Of Jesus flow in  His peace and joy, and He will take care of that problem for you!

Love in Christ;

Pastor Joe-

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