Love God First

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Galatians 5:14) 

Love is such a spectrum – It can flow easily and naturally out of us or it can take deliberate, disciplined work!
Of ourselves we have limits to our love because of life, weariness and disappointment.
We can make a conscious decision to love, but we still have to have something to draw from.
When we love God first, His spirit fills us, spilling out onto those around us.
As I wait in God’s presence, I will gain new strength and renewed power. 
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31) 
What truth! I pray after reading today’s devotion you ask yourself this one question, is God my first love? Love God first and everything else will fall into proper place.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!

God First

For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:30-32) 
God understands what we need because He created us. 
However, first and foremost He made us to pursue Him.
Often we pursue him with scattered free time instead of something consecrated or planned.
We give God the scraps of our time and then wonder why we don’t feel close to him or hear him the way other people do.
He says put me first and I will put the things that are important to you first!
God is right here.  God is right now.
I purpose myself today to be focused on God first and the details of my day second. 
When I read this devotion it caused me to stop and question my focus each day. So often we can get so distracted by life that we forget to acknowledge The One who gave us life. I pray you are encouraged to do as today’s devotion says, purpose yourself to be focused on God first and the details of your day second. Though we deserve nothing He chose to give us everything and when we prioritize Him first in our lives I can’t help but think He will be as Zechariah 2:5 says, For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. I don’t want to experience a single day without making time for The One who is a wall of fire round about me. He is faithful, choose to put Him first. 

Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!