Directions January 29, 2015

Seek First

Your mind, that amazing gift from God, is constantly arranging and re-arranging priorities.

You get up one morning and your priority is to read the paper, exercise and get dressed.  A child wonders in, looking green, holding their stomach, and announces, “I don’t feel good.”  Your priorities just changed for the day.

You are planning on going to lake this weekend, and getting some rest.  The phone rings.  “Mom’s just been put in the hospital.”  Your priorities just changed for the weekend.

You are thinking about doing that trip to Italy you’ve talked about for years.  A routine doctor’s visit turns your world upside down when he says, “Cancer.”  Your priority for the year just changed.

What if, instead of your mind reacting to a crisis, instead of living where your priorities constantly shift, you lived with one priority that never changed?

What if, in the midst of your child being sick, you looked to God and said, “I will seek you first.”  God might say, “In my kingdom, children show us the way.  Be as dependent on me as you will be on the doctor and as your child is on you.”

What if, in the midst of driving to the hospital to see your Mom, you looked to God and said, “I will seek you first.”    God might say, “You are honoring your Mother, just like I commanded.  Remember to honor me, your Heavenly Father, too.”

What if, in the midst of you world falling apart while doctors devised treatment plans for your cancer, you looked to God and said, “I will seek you first.”  God might say, “I will be with you.  I will not leave or forsake you.  You will not walk this valley alone.”

Seeking God first is finding Him in every moment of life.  Seeking God first is letting Him interpret your life to you.  Seeking God first is knowing you are not alone.

If God is your first priority, then everything else falls in line.

Are you seeking Him first?

Grace

Clay

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