This past weekend I started to fill a bit overwhelmed with everything I have going on. Because I have been God’s side kick lately, he showed me just what to do. I forgot about myself and what I had to do, and went out to serve others. Monday morning I was refreshed, feeling better and peaceful again. This is why I know it is important to keep God first in your life. He knows exactly what we need and when we need it. When he is first everything else works out. Sometimes in the hour of success, fame, and good health, we sometimes put God on the back burner. It’s so easy to get caught up in this life with work, school, and family. We often fail to realize we are allowing these things to trump the One who blessed us with them in the first place. We have our plans and agenda, and sometimes spending alone time with God, studying his word , attending church, Bible study, missionary work, or whatever else he calls us to do just does not fit in the schedule. We argue, hey, there is only 24 hours in a day! I am so thankful that God does not feel that way about us! Scripture say’s one day is like a thousand years to God and a thousand years are like a day. What this means is that God is not bound by time as we are. He does not put us on the back burner!

Look at Solomon. He was God’s choice. (1 Chronicles 22:9).Solomon’s reign began in a blaze of glory.  He had high position, great wisdom, and countless riches. Solomon was only nineteen when he reigned as king. His rearing was under the religious and wise Nathan. His choice of wisdom from God was a divine choice (1 Kings 2:1-9). Solomon had many wife’s, princesses, and concubines. Because of the influence of his wives, Solomon compromised his faith by worshiping foreign gods. (1 Kings 11:3)  Solomon was a great and glorious King but Solomon’s heart was not fully devoted to the Lord. (1 Kings 11:4) So God became angry with Solomon. God could not overlook the disobedience of Solomon to His clearest commands. The judgment was upon Solomon. If you read the book of Ecclesiastes you can see Solomon’s despair. He did not have a heart at peace with God.  In the beginning Solomon was blessed. Rise to such prosperity and power as Solomon enjoyed has its dangers. We face those same dangers today when we put possessions or people in front of God. Our God is a jealous God in the sense that He expects full devotion, not merely a partial lukewarm commitment. Worship belongs to God and only to God.

God desires to be at the center of everything, and every time I have made it a point to keep Him there, my life is better because my perspective is in the right place and my faith grows as a result. If you want to experience victory, blessing, and protection from God, put him first in your life. When God blesses us in any capacity, it is to be a blessing to others and to help build His Kingdom. We should always make time for God because he always makes time for us. Please read Food for the Soul, I was so excited about the books of Kings I could not stop writing.  Much Love…


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