Often the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions priorities is a “To-Do” list. I want to think of our priorities in terms of people. Today, we'll look at our
What is a God priority? It's making God a priority in my life. Here are some questions I ask to keep my God priorities in line:
Do I commune with Him?
Am I taking time to talk with Him each day, I mean, really have meaningful conversation with my Lord? Too often I get up a few minutes late, and rush into my day. Communing and committing my day to Him takes “on purpose” time and will power.
Am I devoted?
Does He have a prominent place in my thoughts throughout the day? Am I gushing about His character to the people I talk to? Do my children know by my speech that I am in love with God? Mardi Collier has written a great Bible Study tool for studying and meditating on God's character. Look up What Do I Know about My God?
Am I hearing Him?
It's one thing to talk, it's another to listen. Am I listening? Do I make time to meditate on Him and listen? Do I wait for the Holy Spirit to bring peace for decisions, or do I just plow ahead with or without that heavenly confirmation? Is my head and life so full of other “noise” that I can't hear Him speak when He wants to?
Is He pleased with me?
If my chief purpose is to bring my Lord glory (I Corinthians 10:31), how am I doing? Do I make daily decisions based on whether or not he'd be glorified? or just on what I want to do at the moment?
“Just two choices on the shelf. Pleasing God or pleasing self. If Self you choose then you will loose. If God's your choice you will rejoice.” (Ken Collier, The Wilds)
I actually have this list of questions hanging at my desk where I can see it and read it, be reminded, and evaluate myself daily. How much of a priority is God? I'd love to hear form you. How do you keep your God priorities in line?
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