Monday, 30 July 2012

Focus on God.

This week we’ll be working our way through the ten disciplines so let’s get started!!

You shall centre your life on the Lord…

Whether you are single or married, this is always going to be the top priority, no matter what area of life we are looking at. There is definitely a common thread running through the book’s discipline chapters!! We need to constantly make sure that we are putting God first.

“Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God
with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’"
Matthew 22:37

For MARRIED women – I know how easy it is to slip into the way of putting your husband and your children before God. It creeps up on you as you start to do prioritise time to do things for or with them, rather than spending time in God’s Word, or how Sunday becomes family time so you don’t want to take away from that by going to church. But the only way that we are going to be able to fully function as wives and mothers, is if we keep on re-evaluating this area and always striving to make sure He is number one.

For SINGLE ladies, this is no less important. You may not have a husband and kids to put before God, but how many times have you compromised your beliefs to go somewhere with friends or do something in order to get that guy to notice you? And if you aren’t in that category, bow many times have you focused so much on doing things in church and being that helper that everyone can rely on that you forget that you are doing it for God and not the congregation? There are so many traps to fall into, things that we can put before God without even realising it, that we need to be ever vigilant with this.

My challenge to ALL of you this week is to truly put God first. Get up each morning before your day begins and spend some time dedicating your day and your life to Him. Doing it first thing will help to centre your day firmly on the Rock, even if you only manage 5 minutes in prayer before you get out of bed!

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