Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Establishing your priorities

Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.

Psalms 90:12 TLB

God’s priorities should be what we seek in life. I f we follow His plan, we’ll walk with proper balance in all our responsibilities. Establish what things are most important, then let everything else fall into its right place. I’ve found the following guidelines, in this order, to be helpful: time with God, time with husband, time with family, and time for ministry.

Wife and motherhood duties fall into order as we first submit our ways to God. Time with God is so vital. If we don’t have time with Him, we won’t be filled up to handle the day effectively. Spiritually speaking, we’ll run out of patience, joy, peace, and self –control; and we‘ll miss God’s leading in areas.

On the other hand, if we start our day with prayer and God’s word, we can put on the armor of God, our spirits will be filled with the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and our hearts will be sensitive to hear God’s voice speaking to us.

Take time to read and study God’s word every day, even if it’s only a few minutes. Don’t let the devil talk you out of it. Remember, you are in a spiritual battle and you need to keep your guard up. Your time with God is your source of strength in life.

“Set aside some time today to seek God, pray, and read His Word. Even if it is only fifteen minutes, any time you give God will help to fill you up, so you can effectively deal with the challenges of your day.”

Author : Sharon Daugherty
Make Your Day Count

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