I’ve heard it said that the first 10 or 15 minutes of each day really determine how the rest of your day will go. And if you begin your day in prayer, acknowledging God as first in your life, you are making a wise choice.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Too often, rather than putting Jesus Christ first in our lives, we allow many other thoughts and “things” to consume us. But Scripture reminds us that anything we love more, serve more, or worship more than Jesus Himself is idolatry, plain and simple! Jesus will not share His place of Lordship in our lives. So before you pray, before you start asking, make sure that you’re practicing the principle of putting God first.
I know life can be busy. I know obligations must be met. I’m just suggesting that before we tend to our responsibilities, we should devote ourselves to God in prayer. I need that, and so do you.
Each of us needs a set-aside, set-apart encounter with the living God at key moments throughout our day in order to navigate this thing called life. There can be no answered prayers until we’re willing to spend time kneeling before God to receive what He delights and desires to give. Keeping our focus on God through prayer reaps great rewards.
Are you making prayer a priority in your life? Do you give Jesus the first thoughts of your day? Tomorrow, before your feet hit the floor, lift your heart up to God in adoration and praise, thanking Him for the light of a new day.