You want how much for breakfast? Two eggs, bacon, fried potatoes, and coffee - $15. Ouch!  

You want how much to park my car here for 1 hour? $21? Yikes! 

Do I have to wait how long to see a doctor? Three months?  

Do you want me to work longer hours with no pay? If I don’t, I’ll get fired? Are you kidding me? 

“We need to spend more time together as a family!” With what time? I guess I could skip sleep. 

We can identify with these statements, can’t we? Something is always trying to get our time and attention.  

I don’t think anyone will disagree with making God the top priority of our lives. It is a fundamental concept deeply rooted throughout the Bible. 

 Matthew 22:37-38, Jesus says, "Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment." (NLT)

This underscores the idea that God should be our utmost concern and devotion.

The Bible also says in Matthew 6:33, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (NLT

Putting God first lines us up with His will.  

Let me illustrate this if I told you that on a specific day, at a particular time, there would be a man on a street corner with a million dollars. All you had to do was walk up to him and ask for it, and he would give it to you - tax-free. What would you do? Everything possible to be at the right place at the right time.  

That’s what happens when we put God first. We are arriving at the right place and right time - all the time - to His blessing for our lives. 

Dear Jesus, help me to put You first in everything I say and do today. AMEN 

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