TREM Devotional - What You Should First Seek


Dr. Mike Okonkwo TREM

Wisdom For The Day Devotional 23 December 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – What You Should First Seek

TOPIC: What You Should First Seek (TREM Devotional 23 December 2022)

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:31-33 (KJV)


It is part of God’s greatest desire to meet all our needs, He is very much aware that we have needs in this life. However, He does not want us to seek after things. He wants us to first seek His Kingdom and all other things we need shall be added unto us.

The word ‘’First’’ speaks of the order of importance, holding the highest place in our affections. This is instructive now when different forecasts are flying all over the place on what 2023 holds. I want to assure you that God is in absolute control.

Yes, the Gentiles, worry, stress, labour, sweat in order to get. Yes, they are panicking as we speak wondering where they will be by this time next year. But we are not Gentiles we are a new creation, and we function on a superior platform. When the believer speaks, it is from a position of rest. We hunger after Him; We desire to worship. We want whatever will promote the Kingdom.

The Kingdom of God according to Romans 14:17 is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. We already have the Kingdom in us. (Luke 17:21) because of the indwelling Holy Spirit. In order to have peace and joy in the Holy Spirit flowing inside you, you must be awake to your righteousness IN Christ as a gift.

Spend time with Jesus and listen to His word regularly. When you do all the things you need will be added to you. As we celebrate His birth, take time to meditate on His coming and all that He did. Let this December mark a new beginning in your walk with God.

Further Reading:
Matthew 6:30-34, Romans 14:17-18.

Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Nahum
Evening – Revelation 14


The peace of God which passes all understanding keeps my heart and my mind through Christ Jesus and my thoughts are on things which are good and pure and perfect and lovely and of good report. I have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. (Philippians 4:7-8, Galatians 2:20; Romans 8:2)

The Lord will comfort me in all sides, He will make my wilderness to blossom and my desert shall be like the garden of the Lord, joy, peace and gladness shall continually be in my house. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord will be a shield to me and my entire family (Isa 51: 3, Psalm 125:2)

Every day and in every way I am getting better: spiritually, physically, financially, mentally, morally, and in all my endeavours.

I am called for a purpose. I will fulfill this purpose and I will arrive at God’s ordained destiny for my life. Nothing will cut me short. I will make a formidable impact in my world for the Kingdom.


Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.

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