By: Pastor Ed Young
Posted: October 10, 2017
From Series: Piece of Cake
John 10:10b, "I have come that you might have life and have it to the full."
Philippians 4:7, "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Life can be chaotic, can it not? So often, it moves at warp speed. We turn around and another year has come and gone. This chaotic pace can bring with it a lot stress. But if we’re honest with ourselves, much of that stress is due to our priorities being out of order. If we want to calm the chaos, we need to start by putting God first. When we attempt to order our own life without putting God securely at the top, life will continue to be stressful, unfulfilled, and chaotic. But this isn’t what God wants for us!
God truly does want His best for our lives. But when we fail to put Him first, we end up settling for second best or worse. Imagine experiencing God’s best in every area of your life. A life of peace that transcends all understanding, even when life is moving at warp speed. That life is possible when we put God first in our day, in our thoughts, in our plans, in everything. Begin to put God first, and experience a full and peaceful life that brings order to chaos.
Make a list of your activities from the last several days. Does the list reflect God as the top priority? If not, arrange your activities for the rest of the week with God first. Journal about the difference you experience in this reprioritization.
Father God, thank You for loving me. I know that You want to give me peace. I know that peace will allow me to experience Your best in my life. Help me to give You control and prioritize every realm of my life according to You, so that I can experience Your peace and blessings. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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