There is not a season that goes by, in my life, that I do not think of my priorities and what they are or what they *should* be, as a believer. I stew about how I *want* my day to go and how it ends up going. I try to be salt and light in all that I do, yet I fail miserably or my depression comes roaring out and I want to just hide.
Recently, my pastor has been going through Matthew. He wants to go into each of the gospels revealing new and exciting things that I may have never read/understood. While I was reading the Scripture, one Sunday morning, this little snippet was written up at the top of my Bible: “Priorities: Planning Your Day.”
I thought it might be of interest to others, so I thought I would go about defining priorities (God’s Order) to everyone who might read this blog. One day at a time! I want everyone to let the words and Scripture sink in, instead of just giving a list.
Psalm 119:105 “Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
Psalm 119:130 “The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
PRIORITY #1: YOUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Phil. 3:8 “Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.
I am SO far from perfect where my walk is concerned. I have no doubt that I will see the Kingdom of Heaven when the Lord chooses to call me home. He is my Savior. I wish I could say that I get up an hour before the children…have a set “quiet time” spot…..with all my notebooks/pens/highlighters/Bible in a cute little basket…and this is how I begin my day. I have NEVER been this person. Ever. Like never, ever.
I’m more of a hard to wake up, not a morning person, don’t speak to me and I won’t speak to you until 9:30 or 10, breathe prayers throughout the day, have 500 journals started but never finished, type of girl. I have learned to be okay with that. I am who I am and God created me to look like His Son. Even though I’m not that “morning quiet time” person, God can still use me and He still hears me when I pray. Isn’t that awesome!
Seek His face.
Remember who you are and WHOSE you are.
Be okay with yourself.
Get in the Word.
Get into church.
God is with you….and once you are His….He NEVER lets go…no matter what!
This picture was taken at the giant cross in Wickliffe, KY.