Living Out Kingdom Values

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33

**Every Godseeker’s journey is driven by a deep desire—**not just to learn about God but to live His values every day. This path might seem strange to some, as it values things that last forever over things that don’t, and spiritual things over ordinary things. It’s a journey that asks us to understand what it really means to live with kingdom values in a world that often doesn’t, recognizing the difficulties and encouraging us to keep going.

Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, lays out an invitation and a promise. The invitation: to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. The promise: that in doing so, all our needs will be met. For the Godseeker, this isn’t just a comforting verse to be recalled in times of need; it’s a radical reorientation of life’s priorities. It’s a call to align our heart’s desires, decisions, and daily actions with the values of God’s kingdom.

Choosing kingdom values means embracing a lifestyle that reflects God’s love, mercy, justice, and peace. It’s about being light in the darkness, salt in a world that’s lost its flavor. It’s making the conscious decision to forgive when it’s easier to hold a grudge, to serve when it’s more tempting to seek personal gain, to love when indifference seems safer. This is the call: to align our actions with these values, reinforcing the main message and guiding our behavior.

“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God,” Hans Urs von Balthasar once wrote. This poignant reminder speaks to the heart of a Godseeker, emphasizing that our lives are not just about pursuing personal fulfillment but about becoming vessels through which God’s transformative love can flow into the world.

But living out kingdom values goes beyond individual actions, cultivating a community that embodies these values. It’s about building relationships grounded in mutual respect, unconditional love, and unwavering support. It’s about creating spaces where honesty, vulnerability, and empathy are welcomed and celebrated.

A Godseeker understands that this journey isn’t a solo endeavor but a communal pilgrimage. They recognize the power of collective action, of coming together with fellow believers to serve, worship, and grow. They see the church not just as a place to attend but as a community to belong to, a family to contribute to, and a body to serve with.

This commitment to living out kingdom values in a community is what builds the church into a beacon of hope and a testament to God’s love. It draws others to explore the beauty of a life dedicated to seeking God. It’s what transforms societies, breaks down barriers, and heals wounds.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples,” Mother Teresa once said. Every Godseeker is called to cast their stone—to live out kingdom values in such a way that it creates ripples, impacting those around them and beyond.

As we navigate the complexities of life, let us remember that to seek His kingdom and righteousness first is to embark on an adventure of transformation—both of ourselves and of the world around us. It’s to live so that our lives witness the hope, love, and grace that can only be found in God.

So, how will you cast your stone today? How will you choose to live out kingdom values, not just as an individual but as part of a community of Godseekers committed to transforming the world?


Gracious God, as we journey as seekers of Your kingdom, guide our steps. Help us to embody Your kingdom values in every aspect of our lives, from the smallest acts of kindness to the grand gestures of love and sacrifice. Strengthen us to be agents of Your love in a world that needs grace. Encourage us as we build community with fellow believers so that together, we may reflect Your light and love. May our lives be a testament to Your transformative power, creating ripples of hope and peace in the world. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Personal Reflection:

  1. Reflect on the impact living out kingdom values has on those around you. How can your actions and choices inspire others to seek God?
  2. Consider the role of community in your journey as a Godseeker. How can you contribute to creating a supportive, kingdom-focused community in your own context?

Step of Faith:

  • Commit to one collective action this month with your community (e.g., a service project, a group fast, a prayer vigil) to address a need or challenge in your wider community through the lens of kingdom values.
  • Begin a kingdom values journal, noting daily the ways you’ve seen kingdom values lived.
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