Category Archives: Priorities

· September 28, 2017

“And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.”
Matthew 22:37-38 (ESV)

This commandment may feel familiar and redundant, but it’s ever so important.


· July 29, 2015

As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Luke 10:38-42

There is much to be learned from this story.


· November 3, 2014

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3,4 (ESV)

Follow these instructions.


· October 22, 2014

Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.”
Luke 12:48b (NLT)

Do not take lightly what has been entrusted to you.


· October 20, 2014

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

Walk in the purpose for which God made you!


· October 6, 2014

Obviously, I’m not trying to be a people pleaser! No, I am trying to please God. If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ’s servant.
Galatians 1:10 (NLT)

Resist the temptation of being a people pleaser.


· August 27, 2014

And I say to the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.
2 Thessalonians 3:13

Never get tired of doing good.


· August 8, 2014

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
Matthew 16:25 (NAS)

Be hesitant to follow your own ambitions and agendas. Seek after those of the Lord’s. Whoever loses his life for the sake of God will find it. Find your life in what God has planned, not in what your human nature would try to orchestrate.


· July 14, 2014

What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the LORD; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
Isaiah 1:11,16,17 (ESV)

These excerpts from Isaiah are a great reminder of what is and is not important to God. Before sacrifice, God longs for good, justice and caring and providing for the less fortunate.


· April 28, 2014

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
Colossians 3:1,2 (NASB)

It’s always good to pull back and look at the bigger picture of why we do what we do. Consider this as you define your priorities.