Early in the morning, so many people are already wondering how they will tackle their daunting list of to-dos. This list never seems to get any shorter. There are always errands to run, new issues to address, and attention to be paid to any number of items that seem to pop up at any given moment. The only remaining question is, what gets done first?
Really, is that the only remaining question? What about questions concerning faith? What about questions surrounding prayer, or reading scripture, or perhaps even attending worship? Sadly, in our over-worked, hyper-active, consumer-driven world, it seems time with God is the first activity to go by the wayside.
The apostle Paul reminds us what is of first importance. Living according to the gospel of Christ, growing in our relationship with God, and handing down the faith to others is to be our priority. The good news of Christ’s death and resurrection is the gospel that saves. No other power can bring salvation. No other earthly activity can bring everlasting fulfilment and life. Only Christ Jesus can provide such assurance.
In the morning, as of first importance, take time to pray. Give thanks for the blessing of salvation. Read from the Holy Scriptures, and live each day according to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Prayer: O Lord, be my vision throughout the day, and fill me with the power of your love. Amen.