Lauren Daigle is one of my new favorites. Her songs have such great messages in them, and “First” is no exception. This song has great music, but the words are so convicting. We need to put God first in our lives. I am guilty of putting other things and people ahead of Him sometimes. I love to play tennis, and I want to constantly improve my game, but when the health of my game becomes more important to me than the health of my relationship with Christ, I need to reprioritize my life. I have a great job, but when I begin to put my trust in my job instead of trusting God for my finances, I need to redirect my focus.
When I find that my prayer time is consumed with asking God for “things,” whether those things are material or spiritual, before I praise Him for who He is or for what He’s already blessed me with, I need to change my perspective and seek Him first.
If I put my family and friends ahead of Him, I need to change my order of importance and give Him the proper place in my life. For in His word, He says that if I put Him first, everything else will fall into place. It isn’t always easy because my flesh gets in the way, and I miss the mark more times than not, but I pray that I will make this song the anthem of my life and put Him first in everything.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:30
But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be
added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)
Delight thyself also in the LORD and he shall give thee the desires of your heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:4–5)
And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul … And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought him with their whole desire, and he was found of them, and the Lord gave them rest round about. (2 Chronicles 15:12, 15)
O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee, my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I praise thee while I live. I will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips, when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee. Thy right hand upholdeth me. (Psalm 63:1–8)
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