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studentLife Blog: God is _______. - Week 6

by Laine Kiley on July 07, 2021

God is First.

In Second Grade we had a bunch of jobs that were assigned to Kids each week like: Clean up the pencils, put the beanbags away, erase the whiteboard, take attendance and a couple other jobs I don’t remember. One job was the line tracker. They were the one who made sure no one was cutting in line because a bunch of kids really wanted to be in the front. A lot of times kids would fight over being in the front, or even in the back! (2nd grade drama)  

I feel like God is my line tracker. I get out of line sometimes, but He puts me back in line. Sometimes I get in front but God has to remind me that He should go first. I might even fight with things and God has to break up those fights. God should go first because how do you know where you're going if someone isn’t guiding you?

Is God the number 1 priority for you...or is He an afterthought? Do you give God your full meal or your leftovers? Have you given Christ your heart, your soul, your talents, your time, and your testimony? Or are you giving Him little more than a few hours each Sunday morning?

In the book of Exodus, God warns that we should place no gods before Him. (Exodus 20:3) Yet all too often we place our Lord in second, third, or fourth place as we worship the gods of money, pride, items, relationships or even happiness.  You must remember that we live in this world, but we should not live of it. That means that just because we eat, drink, and play on this Earth it doesn’t mean we should worship it. It's not like the world is providing us with everything we need! When we accidentally place things above our love for the creator, we must adjust our priorities or suffer the consequences of not having God as your BFF. 

God wants to be in your heart! He wants to be your number 1! Does God rule your heart? Make sure that the honest answer to this question is an absolute yes! In the life of every complete believer, God comes first. And that's precisely the place He deserves to be in your heart.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God. - Hebrews 12:2

-Laine Kiley