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 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 holiday season.

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 and it ramps up even more during this season.

Along with the sweet memories being made during the holidays comes the stress of added parties, stretched finances, being exhausted and days that fly by in the blink of an eye.

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 your Dad. 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.

Happy Monday!

Today’s To Do’s

Do more than survive today, enjoy it.

Do more than endure it, embrace it.

Trust more, worry less.

Authentically connect with someone.

Delegate what you can,
Pour your heart into what you can’t.

Walk in the embrace of God’s grace.

Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master.

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭MSG‬‬

I wanted to remind you to set the priority of who you are over what you do.

You are God’s child, cherished, loved and embraced by Jesus.

Give yourself permission to fill your heart with adoration and your spirit with worship this morning.

Then begin.

Living Well

Living well before God looks very different than living well before people.

It is not about doing more or looking better.

It is about being real and looking for opportunities to serve, to give, and to bless.

“Pray for us. We have no doubts about what we’re doing or why, but it’s hard going and we need your prayers.

All we care about is living well before God.” (‭Hebrews‬ ‭13‬:‭20-21‬ NIV)

Don’t be distracted from living your purpose and keeping your priority to please God, not people.

What does living well before God mean for you today?