purify this tainted soul

i’m tired of living life a fool

soften up this hardened clay

to be a servant, this i pray

a reflection of You, i long to be

so Your kingdom i will seek

Taken from the song “Surrender,” by Jeremy Camp.

I love that song. It’s one of my favorites from that artist. You should look it up and give it a listen. It’s a song about sacrifice, about letting go of yourself, and about allowing God to work His will into our lives. Maybe it’s just a reflection on my own part, but we as humans are… well… stubborn. We often seek our own desires first, shunning God from our lives. Deep down we often want to be more willing to sacrifice, but it’s hard to let go of what we want or already have.

Matthew 6: 33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

If we desire to be a reflection of God, we must seek His kingdom. We must soften our hearts to allow God to mold us into who we can be. We have divine potential, but only if we let go of our own desires and seek Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in our lives, placing Them first, before all.

I know this to be true, and I know that fulfillment and happiness comes in placing God first, and seeking His kingdom first. It requires patience. It requires diligence. It’s not always easy. Actually, it’s often not easy. But… it’s worth it. It’s always worth it. I challenge all of us, myself included, to “seek ye first the kingdom of God”.


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