Each week, One Community Church presents a devotional that was written by one of its partners.  This week’s devotional was written by Jason Ray.
The Word:
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (NASB)

The Story:
Growing up dealing with an identity crisis wasn’t easy. I was always looking for something valuable. The direction of my life was unclear because I was continually searching for what was missing. Even though I could see my life slipping further and further away, I was slowly losing my ability to do anything about it. I eventually fell into drug addiction and it brought me to my knees. I was checked into a Christian-based rehab center where I began studying God’s Word. It was there that the answer to my question became evident. I had been looking for something that was missing in my heart but what I found always led to nothing. God gave me a simple directive that changed my perspective. If I sought out a relationship with Him and lived for Him, everything else would fall in line.

The Reflection:
What in the world are we looking for? Are we looking for value in something that is really worthless? Have we asked the Lord to give us direction in our lives?

The Application:
When we find ourselves looking for something and we don’t know exactly what it is, let us first seek to further develop our relationships with the Lord.

Prayer:
Father, we confess that we are wretched sinners unworthy of Your gift. We pray that we would seek You above all else. Let us live for You and You alone. Amen.