February 24, 2011

Priority Living

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- February 24, 2011

“Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways.’ Haggai 1:5

Priority living is based on what God deems is necessary and important. He deserves our very best. Followers of Christ are honored to not give the Lord leftovers, but the first fruits. First fruit giving and living means Jesus receives the best of everything about us. We give Him the best of our time and money. Priority living is defining priorities as God defines them and then planning our actions, goals and living around these priorities.

Without intentionally living out God’s priorities, we default to reactionary living. Whatever comes our way then becomes our default for living. This may take less thinking and praying, but it is no way to honor the Lord. Priority living asks the question, “Am I defining priorities as God defines priorities and am I living these out for His glory?” Once His priorities are defined the goal is to execute His priorities for His glory.

Priority living is prayerful living. It is aligning with God’s heart the best you know how and then trusting Him with your time and money. Priority living is giving God first and foremost what He deserves and expects from His children. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).

Kingdom living is priority living. The priorities of God’s Kingdom are clearly stated. The greatest commands are to love Him and to love people (Matthew 22:38-39). Loving God is priority. You spend time with whom you love. It is seeking God’s face daily to love and to be loved. It is sending up quick prayers throughout the day as a reminder to ourselves that He is in control and we are not. Indeed, loving God is obeying God. He says, “If you love me, keep my commands” (John 14:15). Obedience is God’s love language.

Loving God also requires listening to God. You listen to whom you love and respect. God has a lot to say. He is all knowing and all wise. Thus, it is of course very, very worthwhile to listen to your heavenly Father. What is He saying to you through a specific Scripture passage? A soiled Bible facilitates a clean heart, so harvest His priorities from His word. Priorities for you may vary from the priorities for someone else. Your age and stage of life demand a different focus. Be adaptable and nimble to reprioritize as needed.

Priority living not only involves loving God, it involves loving people. Our motive is to love them to Jesus. Like Andrew with Peter (John 1:40-42), if we can get them to Jesus He can handle their needs and wants. Therefore, love takes time. It is an investment. People do not change overnight. We are called to make disciples and disciple making is best implemented in an environment of loving patience. People are a priority. What a privilege and compelling calling it is to love God and to love people. This is priority living!

What are the Lord’s top priorities for my life?

Related Readings: Psalm 86:12; Matthew 7:12: Philippians 4:8; 1 Peter 2:12

Additional Resource: Download your free e-book, Wisdom for Dads: Eleven Daddy/Daughter dates in 2011, click here… http://bit.ly/hSDSk8

Additional Resource: Read recent and brief encouraging stories from fellow Wisdom Hunters… click here: http://bit.ly/ggJzWk

Support Wisdom Hunters: Learn how you can help us reach other Wisdom Hunters with your monthly donation… click here: http://wisdomhunters.com/support-wh/


Comments

  1. Suzanne Tjiema says:

    Recently began recieving your excellent devotional. Somehow, I must have sighned up twice because i am ggetting it twice. Would you be able to delete one of the emails? Thank you and God bless!

  2. Boyd Bailey says:

    Yes thanks Suzanne, please email rita@wisdomhunters.com and she will correct.

    In Christ,

    Boyd

  3. I’m the proprietor of JustCBD Store label (justcbdstore.com) and I am currently seeking to broaden my wholesale side of company. I really hope that someone at targetdomain give me some advice ! I thought that the best way to do this would be to reach out to vape companies and cbd stores. I was hoping if anybody could recommend a reliable website where I can buy Vape Shop B2B DATA I am currently taking a look at creativebeartech.com, theeliquidboutique.co.uk and wowitloveithaveit.com. Not exactly sure which one would be the best selection and would appreciate any support on this. Or would it be much simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Ideas?

  4. единственный гарантированный способ и услуга субсидиарная ответственность вопрос интереснен каждому владелецу бизнеса

  5. Scopiers says:

    Wonderful post! We will be linking to this great article on our website. Keep up the great writing.

  6. Everyone loves it when individuals get together and share ideas. Great website, stick with it!

  7. Your style is really unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this web site.

  8. Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that will make the largest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

  9. Hello there! This post could not be written any better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I’ll send this article to him. Fairly certain he’ll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  10. You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the finest websites on the web. I’m going to recommend this site!

  11. E Backers says:

    I was excited to uncover this site. I want to to thank you for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely appreciated every bit of it and I have you saved as a favorite to see new information on your blog.

  12. SEO Consult says:

    Hello there! This post could not be written much better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I’ll send this post to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  13. Shore Ditch says:

    Your style is really unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this web site.

  14. You’ve made some really good points there. I looked on the internet for additional information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

  15. Tic Tac says:

    Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post. Thanks for providing this information.

  16. Horchata says:

    This site certainly has all of the info I needed about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  17. Tape Rocket says:

    Very nice article. I certainly love this website. Keep writing!


Comments are closed.

Recent Posts