The Right Priorities
We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed! Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about! - Romans 13:13-14 MSG
Have you fervently asked God to help prioritize Your life? Have you asked Him for guidance and for the courage to do the things that you know need to be done? If so, then you’re continually inviting your Creator to reveal Himself in a variety of ways. As a follower of Christ, you must do no less.
When you make God’s priorities your priorities, you will receive God’s abundance and His peace. When you make God a full partner in every aspect of your life, He will lead you along the proper path: His path. When you allow God to reign over your heart, He will honor you with spiritual blessings that are simply too numerous to count. So, as you plan for the day ahead, make God’s will your ultimate priority. When you do, every other priority will have a tendency to fall neatly into place.
There were endless demands on Jesus’ time. Still He was able to make that amazing claim of “completing the work you gave me to do.” (John 17:4 NIV) - Elisabeth Elliot
Getting things accomplished isn’t nearly as important as taking time for love. - Janette Oke
Have you prayed about your resources lately? Find out how God wants you to use your time and your money. No matter what it costs, forsake all that is not of God. - Kay Arthur
Forgetting your mission leads, inevitably, to getting tangled up in details—details that can take you completely off your path. - Laurie Beth Jones
Dear Lord, make me a person of unwavering commitment to You. Guide me away from the temptations and distractions of this world, so that I might honor You with my thoughts, my actions, and my prayers. Amen
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.