June 3, 2014

Nothing Is More Important Than God

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Some of you shared your frustration when it comes to spending time with God. I understand. At first, I didn’t know where to begin even though I longed to be intimate with Him. I desired the Lord’s presence and power in my life, and I knew those things flow from a sweet and sincere relationship with Jesus.

Like you, my feet are running before they hit the floor on most mornings. Life is busy, stressful, and unpredictable. Which are all good reasons for starting our day with the One who already knows what the day holds. Let’s be honest. Nothing is more important than God and meeting with him each morning.

Once I’ve settle into my big, chocolate-brown chair, I start with adoration. First, I choose a passage of scripture that speaks of God’s marvelous wonders. Then, mediate on it. That means to think about what God is saying or what it’s saying about God. This will help you know God, love God, and adore God more than you thought you could.

Today, I chose Ps 145:3-7. “Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. 4 One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. 5 They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. 6 They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. 7 They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”

It’s not always easy to understand God’s Word and grasp the full meaning. That’s why you and I must give it time for His words to sink into your heart and mind. Eventually, if you stay long enough, you become compelled to bow in great adoration before God—for the things He has done and for the things he is doing.

I hope this helps you in your time with God today. Now, go! He’s waiting for you.

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Comments

  1. Kelebogile Salomane says:

    I’m fully in agreement and commiting myself to seeking God’s Kingdom.

  2. Debbie says:

    Yesterday & today I have been praising God for his kindness(Psalms 145:17 “The Lord is righteous in all his ways & kind in all his works”). Reflecting on his acts of kindness in my life & the people around me demonstrates our heavenly Father’s devotion you were writing about & I pray that the fruit of the spirit may grow in me until “There is nothing I desire besides you, Lord”.
    Thank you for your beautiful thoughts!

  3. Shawnna says:

    God is so good!! I just love devotionals and journals. God says in his word that if we have faith as small as a mustard seed we can move a mountain. God loves us so much. We have nothing to worry about. We have to put our troubles in his hands. And forget about it!!

  4. Jackie Holt says:

    This is so where I am right now. I praise Him throughout my day but I struggle sitting in His Presence!

  5. Michelle Carnes says:

    Thank you for writing this entry. It is exactly what I needed at this moment in my life. God bless!

  6. Betty Bailey says:

    Thank you for your timely words. God sends what I need to hear! I want to be fully devoted and I do great sometimes, the hardest times seem to be when life is hectic! I speak to Him many times throughout the day but finding a peaceful moment to stop is challenging some days. Again, thank you for the timely reminder!

    Kind Regards,

    Betty Bailey

  7. Mona says:

    Just read Lysa TerKeurst’s blog and God must be trying to tell me something about spending time with Him. It appears to be the theme of the day. What a great way to start the day. Thank you for your words.

  8. Tiffany says:

    Until last year I had never sat down to read my bible outside of church more than a handful of times. I’m to busy, to tired, to whatever. All were very lame excuses on my part. I am so thankful for the weight He put on my heart to join a bible study last year and how much closer it has brought me to Him. I still have those days that I’d rather sleep another 15 minutes, but it know that if I just get up and spend time with Him it can change me whole day.

  9. Catherine Vega says:

    I love this entry. I also find myself pulled in many directions and not settling down to spend time with God. Your entry was a wonderful reminder that spending precious time with God each day through prayer, adoration and meditation really is so important. Thank you! Blessings to you ~ Cathy

  10. Joely Dey says:

    Thank you for your testimony and words of encouragement to spend daily time with Christ. So often I put it aside & say I will get to it later when in reality that’s what Satan wants me to do knowing I probably won’t. Your words of encouragement have challenged me to put Him first at the beginning of EVERY day….. starting Today!

  11. Kelly scarbrough says:

    This really spoke to me! thanks!

  12. Bonnie Stewart says:

    I really like your blog. I have these delivered to my work email so that I can read them during the day which crazy as it sounds a quieter time of my day.
    I would love to have your devotional so that I would have something to review before I start my day.

  13. Lindsey Shearer says:

    My days are always filled with peace when I start my morning with Him. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Julie says:

    Thank you for discussing this subject. I’m trying SO very hard to make better study and devotion habits. My household is not very conducive to it. Although we are all Christians, my husband and daughter are so focused on themselves that they make it nearly impossible for me to do morning devotions, and evenings just don’t start my day out great like mornings do. And neither are willing to make any changes. I’m praying and thinking hard for a solution. Hod will provide one.

  15. Jennifer Fick says:

    Great reminder! I too need to s-l-o-w it down. I have been trying to make more time for the meditation part of my devotional life. I’m speaking to God but not sure I’m always hearing Him.
    Blessings!

  16. Reenie Davis says:

    Hi, Micca. I read today’s devotion and I know I’m not fully devoted to God. I put a lot of things before spending time with Him. The past 2 years have been so difficult. Doug leaving sent me into an abyss. I’ve only recently started going back to church. I love the Lord, but grief paralyzed me. I know God will restore me to Himself. Love you, sweetie. Miss working on the She Speaks events. He is able! Reenie

  17. Kim says:

    It definately takes more effort to actually set aside time first thing f/God than thinking about him & praying as I go about my day. I know I need the non distracted time to meditate & draw near before distractions hit. This is something I plan to take action on, because my soul is drawn to this scripture~ Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you- I want this to be more & more true of my heart as I clear the clutter.

  18. Angela Ofenboeck says:

    Thank you for your words today. I know that spending more time with God is needed in my life and need to be in quiet time with Him more.

  19. Mary says:

    A day without praising God is hardly worth living. I looked at all the reasons we celebrated in May and praised God for all the people and memories and how God had worked to bring it all together. Whether it is using a physical Bible or technology, a book or a hymnbook, a handheld devotional or an on line one, I know each day goes better if I have time with God. I would love to have your devotional to use as a part of this worship time. I hear the praise song, “Come, now is the time to worship”. While it may not always be in the morning, I am learning that I can not get through a day without it.

  20. Wendy says:

    Thank you, I needed that reminder today!

  21. Ruth Aiken says:

    I loved this devotional. I’d had a tough day and just had to pour my heart to God about it all. Then I read it. I was so encouraged that no matter how difficult things may be, God still has a good plan for my life, and part of that plan is that He wants all of my heart. I’m so glad He wants me, so glad He loves me and that I will always be safe in His hands.

  22. Kathy says:

    God desires our fellowship with Him and He also wants all our heart to center on His Person. He cares for every detail of our life and in return, He wants us to grow in grace by cultivating a listening, responsive heart. Distractions will come in our daily living, but the key is to repent and return to Him as the Lord of life.
    I enjoyed this entry and want to pursue God with all my being. It means spending time in the Word to give me the nourishment and growth in my spirit. Thank you for your words of encouragement.

  23. Proverbs 31 has been a site that I look so forward to seeing on a daily basis. The Lord has had the ladies of Proverbs write articles that always seem to fit my life at the time. In fact, I have been able to read the articles to my husband who has also been blessed. I wish the best for who ever wins the book, but I would love to enter my name also. Thank you
    Crystal

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