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But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Matthew 6:33

So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  — Matthew 6:32-33 

In the book of Matthew, Jesus tells us that if we seek first the things of God rather than the things of earth, we will find what is truly of great value.

This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take care of our families, our jobs, or of the many details we need to attend to every day. Instead, Jesus is telling us that if we make seeking God’s salvation, living in obedience to Him, and sharing His Good News with others our priority, He will take care of our other needs in the way He knows is best.

In the following pages, you’ll meet people who have achieved significant “firsts,” in terms of their careers, their contributions to the world, or their service to others. While each of their “firsts” is unique, what all of the people behind them have in common is a history of first seeking God, then trusting Him to provide the way.