Tracking Everything but My Heart

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

One of my favorite things about my iPhone is that I can keep track of so many things.

I have an app that helps me make and keep up with my grocery list. I can quickly check our calendar to see what is on the schedule for the coming week. Through a social media app, I can keep up with how many likes and comments our Greystone social media accounts are getting. One of my favorite things to track is my steps – wearing a Fitbit, I can see on my iPhone how many steps I’ve taken or how many flights of stairs I’ve climbed that day. I love seeing when I meet certain step goals for the day – it feels so good.

It’s amazing to me how much time I’ll spend keeping up with these things, but I often neglect to even consider how much time I’m spending with the Lord. Of all of the things I am watching or gauging each day, shouldn’t that be one of the most important?

Matthew 6:13 tells us that we are to seek FIRST the kingdom of God…not my grocery list, social media likes, or even steps. What if every time I reached for my phone to “check in” on one of the many different apps I use every day, what if instead I did a little “heart check” to see where I am with the Lord?

The Lord desires for us to spend constant time with him…which doesn’t mean sitting in front of your Bible all day every day! It’s more of a continual checking in with Him, through prayer or thinking on a Bible verse or something else like that.

One thing I like to do throughout the day is to just say, “Lord, what are you up to today? Will you show me? I want to be a part of it.” This heart check reminds me to align my day with the Lord, instead of just trying to keep up with all the “stuff”.

The next time you pick up your phone (or do some other mindless task to fill your time), instead take a moment to “seek first the kingdom of God” by giving yourself a heart check.

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