You are all I really want in life. (Psalm 142:5)
Early in my Christian experience I heard someone teach, God is to be first on our priorities list. The statement had as its goal the intention to encourage and direct the audience toward godly living.
Years later a friend in Minnesota who was in the midst of a severe challenge told me he prayed while lying in his hospital bed, “Lord, I want you to be the number one thing in my life.” He then said he immediately sensed this impression from the Lord, “I don’t want to be the first thing on your list, I want to be the only thing on your list.”
Both statements had the same heart motivation, to “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else…” (Mt 6:33). Jesus in Matthew 10:37-39 said, “If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.”
Neglecting ones marriage, children, family, and friends, is not what is being presented, for the Bible reveals evidence to the contrary. However, compared to our love and devotion to Christ, all other right and meaningful earthy relationships grow pale in comparison to our love and devotion to the Lord.
You have made me to discover my life and destiny in relationship with you, and this is your will. In this relationship my heart is truly home. Amen
“May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
Song: The will of the Father” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiydgHf0-CA