My priorities are important to God. When he tells me, “love me first”, he means it. If I miss that, I can expect consequences.
God explains this to me in Haggai when his people had their priorities messed up. “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes but are not warm. You earn wages only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”
God’s people were selfishly putting their own work in front of finishing God’s temple and they were paying the consequences.
I don’t want these words to describe my life so I need to carefully consider my priorities. I need to choose God first and prioritize his purposes and his plans. That’s the only way I’m going avoid harvesting little or feeling like I never have enough.
When I can change my self-centered thinking to God-centered thinking, it’s not hard to stay in line with his priorities. I know he loves me with a perfect love. He wants the best for me and nothing is impossible for him.
After careful consideration, I choose God. I choose his priorities.
Amen, let it be so, Abba Father.