Sounds simple. But what happens when your priorities slip out of order? Are we born with our priorities in order? Maybe as we get older they just get a little scrambled?
For example if someone was to ask you "is God on your priority list?" Most of us christains would answer a emphatic "YES!" ( We might be a little offended that they asked.) And of coarse our second priority after God is family right? But i wonder how many of you are like me? Maybe the follow through is not quite as easy as proclaiming it out loud. Maybe that extra quiet time in the evening where we could be reading a quick devotional, or just sending a silent prayer of thanks, we decide to watch a housewives reunion instead. (guilty) Or hubby wants to chat with you after the kids go to bed, but you have way too much to do to sit and talk with him right now. Doesn't he know you are busy?
What happened to our list? God #1 family #2,.. and there it starts to slide.
I had something happen to me recently that made me reevaluate my priorities. . . .
After dropping kids off at school i rushed home to catch up on my mountain of chores. i had tons to do. Somewhere in the middle of dishes, laundry, and bleach my husband texted. He was wondering what i was up to. I laughed out loud thinking, "cleaning up after my messy family." I texted back that i was cleaning the house top to bottom today. I was smiling thinking how much he would love coming home to a clean home this evening. I continued scrubbing. A few minutes later he came home from work. What a nice surprise. He wanted to take me to lunch. Oh no! i wasn't going to get sidetracked this time. ( It tends to happen allot ). I was going to conquer my list, because this was my priority.
Hubby genuinely seemed dissapointed that i did not jump at the chance to spend time with him. I felt a twinge of guilt for disappointing him, but i had a job to do and a list to follow.
Then it hit me. What was my priority here? A clean home, or spending some quality time with my husband who obviously wanted to connect with his wife?
Long story short i did end up going, and it was lovely. So, ..... does that mean that i was wrong to want to stay home and clean? No, because it came from a good heart. But because i try to always have God #1 i was able to feel the Lords gentle nudge toward my husband. How blessed was i to have a man who wanted to spend time with me.
My prayer for you is that your heart will be sensitive to The Lords gentle nudges.
A priority; a thing you care about and think is important. What is your priority?
He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.
1 Corinthians 15:3
For what i received i passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.