Priority

We have too many things in our lives and too many directions we can be pulled. Where do we start to line up our priorities? What things mean the most to us in the end?

In this life as Christians our first priority must be Christ and the relationship that we have with Him. Yes our very first which means it comes before our marriage, friends, work, hobbies, etc……Some would argue otherwise but the Bible makes it very clear about where are priorities should be.

As I write, the word purpose seems to be intertwined tightly with priorities. If we don’t have a purpose there is no need to make priorities. You must have a purpose first.

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you were once not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1st Peter 2:9-10

Peter is reminding the Jews who believed in Christ and were scattered throughout many parts of the nations that they are God’s people. And just like Christians who are scattered around the world today our purpose, because of His great mercy is to glorify Him. This now leads us to prioritize our life accordingly.

and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

1st Peter 2:24

A Godly life isn’t only for certain people it’s for everyone. If we make Christ our top priority we can:

*Grow and walk in righteousness

*Die to sin

*Become more and more of a godly friend, husband/wife, father/mother, etc

*Pursue and love the Lord more and more each day

*Give everything we have sacrificially for Christ

*Be an effective evangelist in all ways and forms

So with all of that in mind is our priority Christ and the time we give to him?

Or is it just Sunday from 9 to 11?

When you wake up in the morning what are the first things that come to your mind?

 

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15 thoughts on “Priority

  1. It has only been very recently that I have made my relationship with Christ my main priority. I had always felt that if I was doing the things that I knew I was supposed to be doing like caring for my husband and raising my children in a biblical way that I was putting my relationship with Him on the top tier. But then I realized that I wasn’t giving God my best so that also meant my family wasn’t really getting my best. Now I am getting up earlier and I am really digging into the word and spending that time starting my day off with the Lord.

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  2. Hello Mihaela, My friend recently shared her prayer with me, “less of me, more of Him.” When these words were spoken, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and I realized that I needed to spend more time in God’s word, deep in His word. I am happy to share that I recently started the study, The Holy Spirit: An Introduction and what a difference this study has made in my walk with Christ. Thank you for reminding us that we all need more time in His word❤

    Best,
    Robin

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  3. I love this quote: “Yes our very first which means it comes before our marriage, friends, work, hobbies, etc.” It’s amazing how when we are putting Christ first we are actually able to be better spouses, friends, employees and artists. When he is first everything else follows!! Great post🙂

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  4. Yes, Jesus has to be our focus! We can so easily wonder. There are so many things vying for our attention, but we get to choose if we get distracted. I know I get distracted often and focus is actually my word for the year….for a reason. lol!! God has shown me so much this year. Mostly how many things are distracting me from Him.

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  5. I’m about to start exploring how we can keep God as a priority even as we go through the rest of our lives. Basically, I’m going to research desegmenting our Christian walk. It’s not that we have to give God 25% of our time, our families 20%, work 40%, and our own interests 7.82% (yes, I went over 100% on purpose as a joke); it’s that we live 100% for God while being a mother, wife, employee, and so on.

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