Thursday, November 24, 2016

first things first

Lewis tells us today about putting the most important things first in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

He says that if we seek God first, then helping the world be a better place naturally comes along after it. If we want to be healthy, we should seek things like "food, games, work, fun, open air", and health will come along naturally.

It of course reflects what Jesus told us. If we seek the things of the world, we will lose heaven and earth both. But if we seek first the kingdom, we will receive the kingdom... and earth as well. Putting what's most important in its right place makes everything else fall into line.

We see this on a daily basis. If we prioritize making time for Him each day, we find that everything else finds its place in our day and the day works out much better. If we get caught up in the craziness of the day, and we don't give Him the highest place, we miss out on our time with Him, and our whole day tends to fall apart.

God, help us to put first things first.


Merlinda Carisosa said...

I agree with this article. Beautiful thoughts. Thanks to the author.

julie reedy said...

Yes this is so true, and we did have a beautiful Thanksgiving day by all of us expressing what we are thankful for.