We know that we should put God First. The verses come easily to mind. You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3 In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 3:6 TLB
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:31-33
God first is a command with promises: Direction, success, food, drink and clothing. It would seem putting God first would get our every effort. It’s not so. It’s just hard.
I’ve tried. Each day I have intentions to pray and write a blog post before anything else, yet I end up checking my email, the weather and Facebook first. In fact, I start my day worrying about what I will eat, drink and wear. Not only do I not do my God stuff first, sometimes I don’t do it at all.
I understand that putting God first is more than just focusing on Him early in the day. It’s about him being the top priority. Aren’t our priorities revealed in our use of time? I spend time on important things that our not God. I also spend lots of time on things of no eternal significance.
I’ve found that if I can get together with other followers early in the day and focus on God, my day becomes better. On Sunday, there’s church. On Monday I’ve been joining guys from my church for coffee. On Tuesday, I meet with guys from Lighthouse Family Church. On Wednesday, I drive my wife to Abbeville so she can talk to the residents at a nursing home about Jesus. On Thursday I meet with men from The Bayou.
Friday mornings I’m free. It’s an important day to put God first. I’m wrapping up my work week and shifting focus to weekend activities. So I’ve decided to meet for breakfast with anyone who would like to talk about putting God first. I’m a big breakfast fan. There are lots of great places to have breakfast in Acadiana. I think I’ll try a different one each Friday. That way there’s a greater chance someone will see what’s going on and be curious enough to join in, kind of a Putting God First Outreach.
Consider yourself invited to join me. I’ve created a Facebook page to discuss God First Friday Breakfast. Check it out here. https://www.facebook.com/GodFirstFridayBreakfast/ On Friday, March 10, I will be at Mel’s Diner on Johnson. I’m hoping you will join me and on March 17 we will have to find a bigger place. I’ll keep the Facebook page updated on how things are going and where we are meeting.
Put God First at least on Friday.