What matters most?
November 30, 2009
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
A wise professor once taught his students a valuable life lesson about setting priorities by taking a large, wide-mouth jar and setting it on his desk. And into the jar he put some big rocks.
When he finished, he asked his students, "Can the jar hold more?" The students agreed it could. So he poured some smaller rocks into the jar. And he asked his students, "Is it full now?" And they replied, "Yes, the jar is full."
But the teacher then poured sand into the jar which filtered down around the rocks. And he asked, "Now is the jar full?" And the students emphatically replied, "The jar is really full now." But the teacher said, "Wait!"
Then he began pouring water into the jar. And the water soaked down around the rocks and the sand until it was brimming full. And the teacher said, "Now, is it full?" And the students replied, "Yes! Now it is truly full!"
This was his point: If you want to live a full life, you need to begin by putting the big pieces in first!
Have you filled your life with the things that matter most… things like faith, family, integrity, and personal purity? Putting the big rocks in first is the best way to live a full life!
HAVE YOU FILLED YOUR LIFE WITH THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST?
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
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