Give it all for Christ pt.1~Our focus

July 31, 2008 at 5:33 pm | Posted in Christian Living, Encouragement, Focus | 2 Comments

As the summer’s beginning to wind down everybody’s trying to get their last vacation or activity squeezed in before school starts back up. With all the busyness of summer and the Holidays not too far off, what are we making our top priority? Are we putting Christ before all of our plans? If not we may need to change our plans.

Matthew 6:33 says “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”  What our focus should be and what we should be working for and seeking at all times is God and His kingdom. Before a vacation, before a ball game, before anything! He should come first in all that we do, because when it’s all said and done all this other stuff won’t mean a thing, the only thing that will matter is God. If we served Him faithfully and sincerely, If we obeyed His word and strived to become what He wanted us to be.

It’s not that vacations and other fun activities are wrong  and that we should never do them, but it’s when those things start  taking front seat to our focus and priorities that make those things wrong. Because if we start choosing something else over God then we’re making whatever it is we chose our idol. If we’re letting something get in the way of us reading and studying God’s Word, going to worship services, or praying, then we’re saying whatever is preventing us from doing these things is more important than our relationship with God.  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:1&2.

Christ is supposed be the center of our lives, the core of it. Not just a piece here and there when we feel like it. Christ isn’t supposed to be on the sidelines, He should be part of everything we do.





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