For most of us, this is one crazy world. So many things vie for our limited time in each day. But let's face it; as for many of the daily activities we feel we just have to get done, the world won't stop turning if we don't get them done. The key to surviving and striving in this chaotic society is to make sure that we know what matters most, and to place them as priorities for our day.
If you are a Christian, I submit that the most important thing for you to do each day is to start your day with God. In chapter 10 of the Book of Luke, the Bible talks about a time when Jesus visited the house of a woman named Martha. While He was there, she was busily working around the house. But her sister Mary, the Bible says, "sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word" (Luke 10:39). This aggravated Martha, so she complained to the Lord and asked Him to order Mary to help her. But this is how Jesus responded:
"Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things: But one things is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her" (verses 41, 42).
Wow! This is such a powerful statement by our Lord. Perhaps some of Martha's busyness was aimed at being a good host to the Lord Himself. But He says that what her sister had chosen to do--sit at His feet and hear His Word--was the one thing that really needed to be done.
So how do we "sit at His feet and hear His Word" in our home? By praying and attentively studying the Bible.
I am convinced that out of all the things we have on our calendar each day, what matters most is that we make our time with the Lord our priority. You see, when we start our day with God, we invite Him to be an active part of our day. Through prayer, we can fight and win some battles before they even manifest themselves. Through the Word of God, He speaks to us to embolden our faith and to enlighten us with truth.
Now I can imagine some of you saying in your heart that you are just too busy to do what I am suggesting. But, remember, we have already established that we must set priorities in our life. And I am telling you that what matters most in your life is that you make it a priority to start your day with God. I promise you that when you learn how to make God first in your life, you will have a much more victorious and fulfilling Christian life.
Copyright 2012 by Frank King. All rights reserved.
Frank King is a former church pastor. He is currently an evangelist and an author. Frank holds a Master of Theology degree. Through the grace of God, Frank has been blessed to cross cultural lines in his preaching. Website: http://www.efrankking.com
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