Ross Smillie
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When Jesus said “Seek first the kingdom of God” I think he was inviting us to get our priorities straight by setting our lives in the largest possible context. God’s kingdom is when God is the ruler: not the hunger for power or wealth or self-centred desires. God rules in our lives, when we do what God wants us to, and be the people whom God wants us to be. What God wants for us are the really important things in life: justice, freedom, joy, peace, compassion, generosity, loyalty and love. Seek God’s will first, get the important things in the right priority, and all these things will be yours as well, the small stuff will follow. That doesn’t mean that your life will always be smooth sailing, only that it will be worth living.