Instead of wasting your time with
uncertain resolutions; why not pray?
Always Put God First
EXODUS 20:3 NKJ
3 "You shall have no other gods before Me.
People can lose perspective and put other things before God,
such as wealth, success, pleasure, or even family.
But a wise person will always put God first.
PROVERBS 3:6 LB
6 In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you
and crown your efforts with success.
Why should you put God first in your life?
First, because God is worthy. He deserves first place. God is
perfect! (And nothing else is.)
Never forget that God knows more than you, and can do more than
Second, because it puts into motion God's law of sowing and
reaping in your life. God says He will honor those who honor
Him (1 Samuel 2:30). When you put God first you will be
DEUTERONOMY 28:2 NKJ
2 "And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake
you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:
So it's in your best interest to put God first in every way you
can. Here are some ideas for you to consider.
Before you make a decision, look to God for direction.
Don't ask anyone else for advice before you ask God.
When you have a need, talk to God before you mention it to
When something good happens to you, let God be the first one
you talk to about it, offering Him thanks.
When you receive income, let giving to God come first before
Before you eat, first thank God for the food. You don't need to
pray for all the missionaries, or even have to pray out loud.
Just look to your Source and thank Him before you eat.
When you wake up, talk to God before you talk to anyone else.
That doesn't mean you have to spend hours praying. It may just
be saying, "Good morning, Lord!" but always keep God first.
Every day before you listen to the world's news, go to the
Bible and listen to some of God's good news.
MATTHEW 6:33 NKJ
33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.
SAY THIS: God deserves first place in my life.
PHILIPPIANS 4:8 NKJ
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things
are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure,
whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report,
if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy --
meditate on these things.
The devil wants us to feed on bad news. God wants us to feed on
good news. Which will you choose?
Bad news promotes fear. Good news promotes faith.
We live in a society addicted to news. What we get is mostly
entertainment packaged as news, designed mostly to keep you
watching, not to actually inform you of truth. Through it the
world offers its views designed to manipulate your thinking and
Our news program's most glaring fault is that they leave God
out. God is at work around the world. But when do you ever see
a report on the good things God is doing?
Commercial news programs, of necessity, focus on sensational
and bad news items, simply to keep people's attention, so they
can sell products through advertising, and stay in business.
What is the result of feeding in all this bad news? Does it
make you feel better? Does it encourage you? Does it make you a
As a citizen you do have a responsibility to be informed on
some issues. But most people can do so without spending
significant amounts of time each day.
Many people spend hours each day listening to the "news" yet
find no time to read the Bible, or listen to teaching that will
build their faith and improve their life.
We are in a fight of faith. The devil is out to diminish, or
even steal our faith in God. How smart is it for a Christian
believer to spend time allowing the enemy to fill their ears,
eyes, and thoughts?
1 TIMOTHY 6:12 NKJ
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to
which you were also called and have confessed the good
confession in the presence of many witnesses.
SAY THIS: I will invest my time in God's good news.
And He says to them, Because of the littleness of your
faith. For, assuredly I am saying to you, If you are having
faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this
mountain, Remove hence to that place, and it shall remove.
And not even one thing will be impossible to you.