Do you pay attention to the essential things?
For example, do you eat well, take care of your health, service your car, and stay in touch with your friends?
Of course, we all have priorities, and they vary a lot. But there’s one priority that tops them all, no matter who you are.
The most important thing should be your relationship with God.
“Don’t ever worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ Everyone is concerned about these things, and your heavenly Father certainly knows you need all of them. But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. Then all these things will be provided for you.”
To some, that sounds hokey or like it’s from a fairy tale. However, when your spiritual life is in check, other things fall into place.
Many people consider their spiritual lives to be private and that’s unfortunate. They assume they are “ok” because they know about God and believe they are a good person.
Without an authentic group of like-minded friends and family to discuss the important things in life, it’s common for people to hide their true feelings. So, even though they might look fine on the outside and say the right things, they are messed up on the inside.
Spiritual unity can bring people into a deep, lasting connection.
... live the kind of life which proves that God has called you. Be humble and gentle in every way. Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other. Through the peace that ties you together, do your best to maintain the unity that the Spirit gives.
When your faith is a priority, you live the way you should and hang out with the right people. God then provides you with the things that are fundamental in life.
God’s Word Mission Society welcomes Dan Nuckolls, a GOD’S WORD Ambassador.