First Things First

Life is going well- we love Florida, we are getting settled in our home, Matt survived {and enjoyed} his first week at a new high school and we think we found a new home church!

Yet, I had this nagging feeling that something was off.  One of those I-can’t-put-my-finger-on-it type of things.

Today, I sat in a corner of the conference area of a nice hotel and prayed with a few of my co-workers. {How blessed am I to be working with women of faith, y’all? God is too good to me}One of the ladies prayed that, despite the busyness of our job, that we wouldn’t take our eyes off of Jesus.  That our quiet time would still be a priority, that He would not lose first place in our lives.  As she prayed, something clicked in my heart.

I am the problem.

Don’t get me wrong- God and I have been talking a lot lately {mostly about my husband’s job situation, or lack thereof} but quality time with Him has become sparse.  The demands of a looming deadline at work have a lot to do with it but that is certainly not an acceptable reason.  And, I know from my history with God that I will feel much more peace in my heart and mind if I don’t forsake my first Love.

The importance of quality time alone with God is illustrated throughout the Bible.

Adam and Eve met with God each evening, or the cool of the day as Genesis puts it, during their time in the Garden of Eden.  Daniel was willing to face the lions den before he would give up his time with God.  And Jesus, during the most difficult days of his life on earth, withdrew from the chaos to pray.

My coworker’s prayer was a gift to my heart. A reminder to put first things first so that everything else can and will fall into place.

Has there been a time in your life when your relationship with God took a back seat to life in general?  How did you get back on track?


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