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First Things First

Posted on: 7-15-112016

“You cannot get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first.” C.S. Lewis

Priorities…we all have them and we all spend a lot of time trying to keep them in order.  We also all tend to allow them to get out of whack from time to time.  In this fast-paced, stressed to the max, whirlwind thing we call life, it’s easy to let last things become first and first things become last.  In the blink of an eye, those small, insignificant things can consume us to the point that they push what really matters so far to the back of the line that we can barely even see them.  We usually don’t even realize it’s happening!  Then, suddenly, we wake up one day and wonder where it all went wrong and how do we get it back the way it’s supposed to be.  Jesus knew we would struggle with priorities, but He also knew what our first priority needed to be in order for everything else to fall in place.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

No matter what other priorities fight for our attention, God must be first.  By keeping Him first, we allow everything else to fall into its rightful place.  Without God first, nothing else will ever be in its rightful place.

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