Put God First!

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

We are looking to succeed in life by trying to figure it out on our own. We want to be first in our jobs, first in our education, first in getting that big house, and first in coming up with ways in how we make more money.

I have a secret that will help you to be successful in your endeavor. Put God First! We have to seek him out in the Bible and in our prayer life. Learn more of what he requires from us and walk in the way his Word is directing us. We are to take off our old self which is corrupted in deceitful desires and put on the new attitude which desires to be like God in righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-23)

True success is when we turned our lives over to God, repenting of our sins and accepting him as our Lord and Savior. When we do this and obey him, everything else will fall in line.  Put God First!


Have you not heard?

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.  Even the youth shall faint and be weary, And the young man shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.   Isaiah 40: 28-31 (NKJV)

We can become tired and easily stress with the strains of life’s problems. We exhaust ourselves by forever wondering what the outcome will be and how and when will it be resolved.  One moment its good news and then before you know it you receive bad news. We are on an emotional roller coaster.

But this is a reminder to us that God is everlasting and a creator of all things. Our Father never faints nor does he get weary, like we do, with all of all life’s problems that we are constantly dealing with. His knowledge is infinite.  We cannot fix it with our limited  minds.  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” Isaiah 55:8

He understands the problem and He has the solution to it. We must be patient and wait on Him to fix it. We may feel weak and powerless, but God knows how to renew our strength through these weary time. Don’t give up! Continue to trust and wait on Him.


The Peace of the Lord

Isaiah 26:3-4 (KJV)

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

God will keep us in perfect peace when the storms of life are raging.  Can the Lord trust you with trouble?   Will you keep your mind on the Lord?  Will you study the Word of the Lord?  Trust the Lord to give you peace and strength to stay in the race.  Remember the Lord Jehovah is everlasting Strength.

It’s Time To Be Persuaded

Romans 8:34-39 (KJV)

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Life may seem overwhelming at the present time, but remember the the Word of God.  For I am persuaded that nothing shall separate us from the love of God.  Don’t let the enemy distract you with his lies, that you are losing the battles.  The Word of God tells us we are more than conquerors through him that loved us, we need to believe the Word of God!


Don’t Judge Me!

1 Samuel 16:6-7 (KJV)

And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord‘s anointed is before him.

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Many time we are judged by our appearance, socioeconomic, job status, community status, and even what church we attend.  The Lord is saying to us today, I’m not looking at your past mistakes, failures, mishaps, or disappointments.  I’m looking at your heart.  What is your heart saying???   You can’t get wrapped up in how people judge your outward appearance.  You make sure you know whats going on in your heart.  At such time like this, we do not want the Lord to refuse us.  Live a life that is pleasing unto the Lord.

Psalm 26:2(NIV)

Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;


My Hiding Place

Psalm 119:114 (KJV)

114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.


I remember playing a game called hide and seek.  Where you had to hid from the person that was counting and when they were finished, ready or not here they come.  Well, that was in the natural.  Let’s look at it from a spiritual perspective.  Jesus Christ is responsible for us.  So that makes him qualified to be our hiding place and our shield.  He will covers us when the storms of life are raging.  We are protected under His loving care.  Make sure you study your Word, because in The Word is hope and everlasting life.


Lord, help me grab all that You want me to.

God Is Good

Proverbs 3:5-7 (KJV)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

We have a Father that loves us unconditional.  Let’s put our trust in Him and watch the miracles happen.