The Most Important Thing

What is your priority today?

When the word “priority” was introduced and used in the English language it was not plural, it was only singular.

It meant, what is the one most important thing you need to do today?

Modern life has pluralized it into “priorities”.

Now we have five top priorities rather than one. Our culture is now more about trying to figure out what is THE top priority out of the five top things that must be done today.

I vote that we make priority singular again, especially now as we are waist-deep in the busyness which leads to hurriedness which leads to a distracted, harried pace of life.

Make your relationship with God your first and only priority. 

Let Him love you and fill you with the strength and grace you need to do the rest of the things you need to do today. 

When you do, you will be pleasantly surprised by how that priority will impact everything else in your life. 

“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”

Matthew 6:30-33 MSG

The Life I Now Live

Want to go to the next level in your faith journey?

The Apostle Paul said in Galatians 2:20,

“The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”‭‭‬ (‭NIV)

It is a good thing to live your life through Christ, it is going to the next level of your faith to let Jesus live His life through you.

His agenda, your body.

His purposes, your gifts.

His love, your hands.

The “next level” of following Jesus is not a stage of life to achieve, it is a vision-driven, mission-obsessed passion to let Jesus fully have His way in every area of your life.

And you don’t have to wait until you feel ready, you just have to give God permission to begin.

Hide Here

Sometimes you just need a place to hide for a while.

Something happens and you feel vulnerable and wounded.

You want to crawl back under the covers and not face the world.

There is a place to hide in for a while that is a healing place.

A safe place.

And that place is God, Himself.

“For you are my hiding place;

you protect me from trouble.

You surround me with songs of victory.”

Psalm 32:7 NLT

Today, Jesus invites you into the center of God’s love and says to you, “Hide here.”

Instead of crawling back in bed, crawl under God’s covering of unconditional love.

Let Him embrace you and hold you today.

Allow His love to heal your soul.

Time is Precious

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Time is precious, use it wisely.

Did you know that when the word “priority” was introduced and used in English that is was not plural? It was was only singular as in “what is your top priority or your priority for today?

Over time, it became plural as now we have five top priorities rather than one. Our culture is now more about trying to figure out what is the top priority out of the five top things that must be done today.

I vote that we make priority singular again, especially now as we are waist-deep in the busyness.

I don’t know about you, but it is so easy for me to fall prey to “just surviving” and then being sucked into everyone else’s crisis of the moment.

It is so easy to forget that if you are empty, you will have nothing to give others. Before you make your to-do list today put time with God in the number one spot.

Make your relationship with God your first and only priority. Spend some time with Him and let Him love you.

“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”

Matthew 6:30-33 MSG

Today, may your soul be filled with His presence and may your heart be overflowing with His love.

Spend some time just being His kid and you will be pleasantly surprised by how that changes everything.

Prayer Doesn’t Change You

  

Prayer does not change you, God changes you.

Prayer connects you to God. 

He renews your mind. 
He heals your heart. 
He transforms your life. 

Jesus said the when you pray, it should have this flavor:

“your kingdom come, 
your will be done,
 on earth as it is in heaven.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Too often our prayers are filled with the flavor of “My kingdom come, my will be done”.

But when I lay down my lists, my limited experience of possibilities and my imagined desired future, I am able to embrace God’s heart, His unlimited experience of possiblilites and His desired future for my life. 

Flavor your prayer with the perspective of “Your  kingdom come, Your will be done.”

God’s will in your relationships.

God’s way in your heart.

God’s perspective for your future.

God’s redemptive power for your past. 

When you spend all your prayer time telling God what your will is and how you want things, He hears you. He listens but you are missing the power of prayer. 

The real power if prayer is when you plug into God and allow Him to transform your life through His power.

Prayer doesn’t change you- God changes you through prayer. 

Have you prayed like this today?