The First and the Last

And when I saw Him,
I fell at His feet as dead.
But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me,
Do not be afraid;
I am the First and the Last.

(Revelation 1:17)

LORD Jesus, we praise You for Your goodness and Your mercy that You are showing toward us every day. Forgive us, O God, we pray, whenever we lift man and praise his name instead of Yours. Enable us to acknowledge Your power so that we would raise our hands to worship You alone. Not unto us, not unto us, but unto You belong glory and honor. In Jesus’ mighty name, we pray. Amen.

I hope you had a good start this new year. January 2024 is already over, and it is the first of February today. Can you believe that?

Have you set your goals? What are they? Did you come up with a workable plan that will help you in reaching them? Have you thought of ways to keep you going while things are not working out so well? We will talk about that in one or the other future post/s. Let’s talk about “priorities” today.

What or who is most important to you?

Whenever we are thinking of the word priority, something is usually in our minds: “That which is most important has priority over others.” So, what does that mean?

Noah Webster explains:

The state of being antecedent in time,
or of preceding something else;

What or who deserves your attention, your time, your first thought in the morning?

Did you notice in Webster’s quote that time plays a crucial role in setting our priorities? We make time for whatever we think deserves our attention. It is ours, the time, or so we think of it. And while time is an important factor in our own planning and keeping our priorities in order, it is, and remains, completely in God’s Hands.

What or who precedes everything else in your life? And, what or who is at the top of your list, meaning, your number One today?

For a Christian, God must always come first. Always. All others (no matter what or who they are) have to bow and give way to Him.

Give the LORD your God the first and the best of yourself today.

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