A Necessary Priority
A priority is something that is important to us, something that we care about. If something is important to us, then we will show that by our deeds. Another perspective regarding priority is: A commitment to love God and live out his Kingdom purposes for our lives will always be the number one priority of life. A relationship with God is the umbrella under which all other priorities fall. Without God we will never be the parents, spouses, co-workers, or citizens we were meant to be. That profound statement resonates with me and I hope with you. Our primary priority in this life ought to be centered on our relationship with Jesus Christ. Having said that, what is your priority in life? Pause for a moment, that is a loaded question and one that requires greater thought. First, we acknowledge our capacity to establish our own priorities. We accomplish this by seeing the possibilities (imagination), evaluates the options (intelligence), resolves to move toward a desired end (will), and set out to accomplish it (action). Hence, our priority is what we live for and what gives focus to our lives. Additionally, our priority must include values, beliefs, and commitment. That word commitment is foundational to what our priority become.
Here at Turning Point Christian Church we believe that God must be the first priority of life. Nothing else works without God as our priority. Family is our second priority because it is in the family where we first learn about God and about the other priorities. A healthy family life will lead to a commitment to work. Productivity and a commitment to a vocational calling provide the resources to live as a charitable member of society. A commitment to love God and live out his Kingdom purposes for our lives will always be the number one priority of life. Spiritual commitment reflects a personal depth of faith and is manifested in both attitudes and behaviors. And there you have it. Priority must be saturated with spiritual commitment. Based on God’s word, there is simply no way to live the Christian life without total commitment (Matthew 16:24). You made the decision to receive eternal life from Jesus Christ, right? But have you made a commitment to surrender, to give everything, to commit your will to Him and let His Word become priority? If not, we can help.