Cycy and i along with our son and jing-jing my first cousin went to church since today is Sunday. We were so blessed by the Pastor's preaching and i want to share it with you. It's all about our top five priorities in life. It is top five because it is the five most important priorities that we need to pursue in life. And this five is in order of importance. Meaning if it is number one then it is number one. If it is number two then it is number two, and so on and so forth..
Our first priority is God. Our highest calling is to have a love relationship with God (Mark 12:30). We are designed to walk and relate with our Creator. He is our Father and we are His children. He is seeking intimacy with us. We need to spend quality time with Him every morning through prayer and the Word of God before we go on our daily activities. And throughout the day we need to communicate constantly in prayer.
Our second priority is self. Why self and not others? It sounds so selfish. Look, you cannot take care of others if you have not taking care of yourself first. Jesus said in Matthew 10:8, "Freely you have received, freely give".You cannot give if you have not received first. You cannot love others unless you love yourself first (Mark 12:31). You need to take good care of yourself first so that you will be healthy and strong to help others.
Our third priority in life is our family. Before work, ministry and other people, our family comes first. Married couples need to prioritize each others. Parents need to spend quality time with their children. Children need to honor and love thier parents. By the grace of God we can build the best family in the world.
Our fourth priority is our ministry. winning souls and making disciples is our mainline not sideline.
Our fifth priority is our work. Whether we are students, employees, self-employed or businessmen, we need to excel in what we are doing. As sons and daughters of God, we need to succeed and rise to the top of our fields. We cannot neglect work or studies in the name of family or ministry. We need to practice time management and balance our schedules.
That's the preaching from our Pastor led by the Holy Spirit to share. i hope you learn something from this.