John 6:38, “For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.”
By: Luke Samuelson, Lead Pastor, Rooted Bible Church
June 1, 2019
As God works in us, He seeks to move us to become more and more like Christ. One part of this is adjusting our priorities. All of us have the same amount of time each day. What we do with our 24 hours depends on our priorities. The question is, do our activities reflect what we say are our priorities? Few of us would want to admit that our priority is anything less than serving God. However, a look at our schedule may reveal that we find little evidence of that.
We often hear that our priorities should be: God, family, service to others, and caring for our own well- being. When we look at Christ, it is clear that His priority was to “do the will of His Father.” That would ultimately lead to the cross. But on the way to the cross he gave himself to helping people.
Our priorities should be the same: to accomplish all that God has in mind for me. That means I must spend time talking and listening to God for direction. God has made it clear that family responsibilities are important. Reaching out to others in love with a desire to point them to Christ is also important. Then, I must care for my own physical, mental, and social needs in order to be all that God wants me to be.
Our activities may differ on any given day, but our priorities do not change – we too desire to “do the will of our heavenly Father.” We know that when we realign our priorities with that of God renewal takes place. Over time that spreads to the wider community of faith and revival occurs. When the people of God are focused on the priorities of God that spills over to the wider community which is impacted for the gospel. This is when we see an awakening in our city. It all starts with our priorities! If you knew that God would grant every prayer you prayed this week would it change the way or who you prayed for?
“For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.” Father so would it be of us! That we may do your will in our families, neighborhoods, church’s, and city. Would my priorities reflect the same heart you have for this city. Help me to “Seek and save the lost.” Help me to love you and to love my neighbor. Thank you for the cross and the grace that Jesus provides. Thank you that you are still working in me and through me to accomplish your purposes. In Jesus name, Amen.