Life will work for me when I realize ….
I must put first things first!
The Law of First Things is a mandate for all our lives. This
principle encourages us to acknowledge, accept and em-
brace God first in all things that we do. First, inquire of
God. Then, listen to God. When you hear God, respond.
Then, trust God to lead and guide you. If and when we do these things,
the Law of First Things ensures that God will reward us ten times over.
When you breathe, that’s God. When you move, that’s God. When
you think about where you need to be and what you need to do, that’s
God giving you the power to take the thought and translate it into ac-
tion. When you speak, that’s God. When you eat, that’s God. For without
God’s love, God’s mercy and grace, nothing you consider important
would be possible. The truth of the matter is, God is first. The Law of
First Things simply asks that we acknowledge it.
When you take your first breath in the morning, remember it’s God
who is making it possible. When you swing your feet over the side of the
bed, acknowledge God for moving through you as the source of your
life. Before you do one thing in the day for yourself or anyone else, thank
God for every ability, talent, gift and opportunity that lies within you or
before you. As you move through each day, keep God informed about
what you are doing and ask that you be guided toward right thought and
right action. And don’t forget to invite God to participate in all of your
activities. As your activities begin to bring you rewards, thank God first.
If you make an earnest effort to follow the Law of First Things, you will
never have to worry about being left out of God’s good.
Until today, you may have believed that you needed to go someplace
special to find the power, strength and love of your Creator. Just for
today, be devoted to remembering, acknowledging, trusting and ex-
pressing gratitude to God for being present right where you are.
Today I am devoted to putting God first in all things!
reading for the 1st January
by Iyanla Vanzant