Putting God first

7 May

In all of the hustle of life, how hard is it to put God first??

I mean, after all, baseball season is starting!!  Spring is here!  Grass to cut.  Skin to burn in the sun and shells to collect.  Places to travel.  People to see.  It’s gonna be hard… right??

When the business of life replaces God as number one in our lives, in has effectively become our god.  Whatever we allow to preside on the throne of our lives is our master.  None of this makes the stuff in the sentence above wrong … but if it is more important to us than our relationship with Jesus Christ, THAT is a problem.  Yesterday we heard a quote from Jesus that is is “harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle.”  Have you ever thought about that??  How hard would it be for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle??  IMPOSSIBLE!!

Is Jesus shouting down wealth??  If I were a televangelist, I might slip a sly line in here like “SOOO, brothersandsisters, send ALL of your evil wealth to me and I WILL DISPOSE OF IT FOR YOU!!!  PRAISE THE LAUD!!!”  Good thing I’m not like that ..

Jesus is not shouting down wealth, but He IS shouting down us putting ANYTHING in our lives to be more important than God.  When God comes first, everything else finds it’s appropriate place in our lives.  And the things that do not belong find their way OUT of our lives.  The best thing we can do today is put God first!!

One Response to “Putting God first”

  1. Suzanne May 7, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Great post, exactly what I needed today

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