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June 12, 2015 God

God FirstUsually, when we talk about the Biblical concept of putting God first, we think of choosing between God and other things/people in our life. But I think it is also choosing between you and God. We are so selfish that we think of ourselves first all the time. Even in our prayers we just let God know how he could help us. We do not seek him for the sake of him. Lord, have mercy!

That’s why I truly enjoyed Lauren Daingle’s song called First.

Before I bring my need
I will bring my heart
Before I lift my cares
I will lift my arms
I wanna know You
I wanna find You
In every season
In every moment
Before I bring my need
I will bring my heart
And seek You

We truly need to put God first. Not other people. Not worthy causes. Not our agenda, not our calling, not our needs or wants. Not us. But God.

We are told to Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength (Mark 12:30, NIV). That doesn’t happen if we keep putting ourselves, our will or anything else before God.

When we surrender our heart to God, we are on the right track.
When we have our priorities straight, everything else will fall into place.
When we put God first, we find what peace is all about.

 

Gracious God,
Thank you for keeping calling us back to you.
Forgive us for putting anything but you first.
We want to seek you and keep you always first.
You are our treasure, nothing else compares to you.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Do you struggle with putting God first?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you keep seeking God with everything you’ve got!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]

Image courtesy of Mari-Anna Stålnacke.  Linking up today with Dance with Jesus, Faith-filled Fridays, and Faith Barista.

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