Tuesday, March 13
PUTTING GOD FIRST
“In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” Proverbs 3:6 (TLB)
A very large percentage of Christians when asked today about what they intend to become in the future would easily center their answers on things that would be for them and their families. “I want to be rich” “I want to be the richest man in the world” and so on. Hardly will you hear anyone say “I want to be able to live my whole life serving God!”
I know very intelligent guys who haven’t seen any reason to pray before writing an examination just because they believe that they are very intelligent.
Some would wake up in the morning forgetting to acknowledge the fact that God is the one who has given them another privilege to life.
You cannot live life such way. You have to be deliberate about putting God at the fore front of your life. Your time, money, energy, everything! Always endeavour to put God first!
The Bible recorded that there was never a time David would go out to battle without first consulting God despite that fact that he was a very strong warrior. This is the reason why David was always having victories in all battles.
It is not childish to pray before setting out for the day. It isn’t out of place to pray before eating. There is nothing wrong with allowing God to control every aspect of your life.
Putting God first does not mean that after involving Him, you drop Him. No! What I am saying is that you should let God be the Alpha and Omega of your life. Have an attitude that shows that you can do absolutely nothing without God!
It is good to be intelligent but your intelligence cannot tell what will become of you tomorrow. You need God to clearly guide and direct you through life.
May God help you in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Psalm 32
Action Plan: Acknowledge God today before setting out and wait on him for directions.