Do you MAKE TIME for God, or do you only serve God when you HAVE TIME? This is the difference between a PRIORITY and an OPTION.
For too many Christians, God is a great option, but He is not a priority. Check out these seven verses (with commentary) to help you think through what it means to make God your first and central priority.
Mark 12:30 -- “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
If you love God, you'll give Him every corner of your life.
Matthew 6:33 -- “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Your first decision should always be building God's Kingdom. Everything else will take care of itself.
Romans 12:2 -- Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
If you always think the way you've always thought, you'll always live the way you've always lived. Discipline your mind to think differently.
Luke 12:34 -- “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Your desires will chase your treasures. If you want to prioritize the things of God, invest your treasures in the things of God.
2 Timothy 2:22 -- So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
Put physical distance between yourself and anything that tempts you to drift from God.
Ecclesiastes 12:1 -- Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them”;
Build lifelong habits that will help you keep your eyes, mind, and heart on God.
Psalm 37:4 -- Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
The more you focus on God, the more He will change your desires so that your heart aligns with His.