This morning as I was eating breakfast, I came across Haggai 1:2-11. In this passage, God is talking to the prophet Haggai about why his people are going through difficult times – basically, because they have been letting God take a back seat in their lives, as evidenced by the priorities they were setting.
We can often be guilty of the same thing – just look at our schedules! It’s really easy for us to let our worship of God, our study of His Word, times of prayer, etc. fall by the wayside simply as a result of our poor prioritization and over-booked lives.
By keeping things in their proper order – with God first and at the center – we are able to stay focused on Him. When we do that, everything else will fall in its proper place – we’ll keep first things first.