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“Listing our Priorities”
 
Where is the Lord God on your priority list?
Is He in the top ten?
Top 5?
Number 4, 3, 2?
 
Or does He reside at #1?
 
In Revelation, Jesus tells some of the churches they have lost their first love, Who is your first love?
 
Well when you put it that way, I would answer Betsy, a girl I met at Camp one summer. Now we were 14, so we never dated. We sent a few letters to each other when we came home from camp.
 
So, of course, we didn’t get married, so is that what the Bible means about losing my first love?
 
Of course not, as a believer our first love is the Lord Jesus Christ?
What does this mean?
 
Jesus provides the answer for us.
 
Please read the following verses.
Luke 14:25-33
25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:
26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters — yes, even his own life — he cannot be my disciple.
27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
 
28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?
29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’
 
31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.
33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
 
Now that, friends, is the description of the believer’s first love. That doesn’t necessarily mean we give all our possessions to the Lord God and live on the street.
 
It means we would be willing to part with anything should He desire it.
 
Jesus Christ is number one in our life.
We take all of our life decisions, trails and troubles before Him. Then be ready to do what He asks.
And that will vary from person to person.
As I have said many times, we do our best and trust Christ for the rest.
 
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.

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