I’ve been thinking a lot about how God should be first, and ultimately what it comes down to is a daily, conscious decision to place Him in that position in my life. Here’s some ways I can be active in this:
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;” Philippians 1:9-10
-Work on having wisdom. Pray about it.
“In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:17-20
-Allow myself to be anchored steadfast by God, so that no matter the circumstance, I am faithful.
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
-Handle God’s Word carefully. Dig in to learn what He expects for my life.
“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:2-5
-Endure through trials. Trust God. Ask for wisdom.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30
-And ultimately, He must lead, and I must follow.
Have a great Sunday!