Keeping God First by Desiree Taylor


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I always love spending time with our church’s MOPS mom group. This particular week they had asked me to be the guest speaker. I had taken the week to pray about what God wanted me to say.

God began leading me in the direction of talking about making sure we keep our relationship with Him the highest priority. As usual I go into speaking opportunities with the mindset that this is a message for those I am speaking to but God has been using this time to speak to me as well.

Whether we are a wife and mom, a single mom, a single woman with a job or a career it can be difficult to keep our relationship with God a priority.

There are many distractions that come into our worlds. We talked about some of these distractions at our MOPS group. They can be anything from our responsibilities at home or work, our service to the Lord, technology, or our own laziness.

1 Corinthians 10:23 says “All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.”

I have been praying in my own life about the things I am doing. In this Season God has given me the priorities in the order they are to go. My relationship with God is first and most important, my husband and family, ministry, and then my writing.

I have been evaluating the different things I am doing and how I am spending my time.

I had noticed that I was feeling very empty and dry. I realized that I had been putting some things before my relationship with the Lord. They were good things but not profitable or edifying because I was putting them before my relationship with the Lord.

Slowly I realized that I had not been going to the well and really taking time to soak in all God has for me right now.

This week I have been stepping back and taking time to get into God’s Word more and to pray more specifically and deeply. I am drawing close to my Savior and as I am doing that I am being strengthened and prepared for what He has for me to do. My priorities are where they should be again and I am flowing in the Spirit more freely.

Our relationship with the Lord is the most important. We have to be willing to make it a priority.

Are there distractions in your life that are keeping you from making your time with the Lord a priority?

What changes may you need to make to keep God and your relationship with Him first place in your life?

Be willing to do what is necessary to keep Him first. We live in a time and an age where we have variety. We can listen to podcasts, we can read devotionals, we can hear God’s Word in many different ways.

Don’t complicate it. Focus on one scripture a day. Start somewhere and allow yourself to be held accountable to a friend if that is what is needed.

Jesus died so that our relationship with God would be restored through Him. Let us not waste the sacrifice He gave because He loved us so much!

Connect With Desiree Taylor

I love writing about marriage, parenting, and our every day walk with the Lord. Some of my favorites are listed below along with my testimony. I pray that God will bless you and speak to you through each word that is written.

http://www.arenewedcreation.com/testimonies/

http://www.arenewedcreation.com/2015/04/pulling-up-the-weeds/

http://www.arenewedcreation.com/2015/01/being-a-mature-christian-has-nothing-to-do-with-age/

http://www.arenewedcreation.com/special-people-special-needs-unique-world/

http://www.arenewedcreation.com/2014/10/the-power-of-a-womans-words-by-sharon-jaynes/

4 thoughts on “Keeping God First by Desiree Taylor

  1. 1 Corinthians 10:23 says “All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.” I love this verse Desiree. It’s one that helps me keep things in perspective.

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  2. It is so sad when spending time with God becomes a “have to” instead of an eagerly looked forward to moment. Thanking for the reminder to soak often in the well of His presence!

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