Monday, January 19, 2009
God has been speaking to me so much lately about putting Him first. Sometimes it is so hard to live in this world. There is so much noise around me all the time it seems that it is hard to block it all out.
Garrett read me a verse yesterday: Luke 14:25-33 'Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: "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. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
"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? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
"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? 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. In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. '
It really spoke to me about making God our first priority and doing everything that we do with God in mind. As His followers we represent His name and we should live our life in such a way that reflects that.
I need to be saturated in prayer, in His Word, and in positive thoughts always. Instead of getting caught up in the things of this world.
To help us with this Garrett and I are going to do a couple's devotional and pray time everyday with eachother. It is something we did early on in our relationship but it just kind of faded away. I think it is so important for us to grow close to God together and not just separately.
So, here we go trying to better ourselves and our relationship with God, as always. :)