Skip to main content

If God is put first...

...Everything will come after :)

Simple and easy, right? Umm, not always so. I'm sure all of us have those moments when we want to do what WE want instead of having the mind of God and do what HE wants. It can be difficult if you're not praying, fasting, and reading the Word. (Having the mind of God)

This is such a familiar story in 1 Kings 3:5-14..
It is written that the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream and said, "Ask what I shall give thee." Solomon probably contemplated asking for riches, a long life, fame, etc. However, he asked God for wisdom, so that he could judge the kingdom.

God saw his heart and knew Solomon was sincere (you have to be sincere when you are asking God for things and for His will), so God not only gave Solomon wisdom, He also gave him both riches and honour, and a longer life if he kept the Lord's statutes and commandments like Solomon's father, David, did.

I can't help but think that Solomon did contemplate what to ask for. It doesn't say, "And Solomon answered without hesitation.." Solomon loved God and was faithful to Him.. Therefore, he put God first..

We need to learn how to put God first. Really, we do!

"God, could you please bless me financially? I can handle it." When God would have wanted to hear you say, "Place a burden for souls on me."

"Lord, speed up this traffic!" --> "If I'm supposed to be in traffic (His will), then let me run into someone to witness to."

"Give me a husband!! PLEASE!!!" --> "Let me be able to serve you with my WHOLE heart! Giving you a 110% of my time/praise."

Do you get what I'm saying? We may want this and that, but we can leave it aside and ask God for something HE wants. Solomon probably wanted an enormous amount of money, and for everyone to know who he was, but he asked for something that was soo much more meaningful and powerful.

Is asking God for a new car better than asking for a deeper walk in prayer? An understanding of His Word?

Putting God first isn't as easy as it looks if you aren't praying and fasting (like I said). If you ARE doing those things, you'll be walking in the Spirit and more sensitive to what God is wanting you to do. You can't do that if you are borderline in church.. Or not following your Pastor's standards.. BUT that's a WHOLE other topic in itself that will need another post ;)


Elias said…
Great post! It's not always easy but worth it :)Keep up the good work! and happy long weekend!

Popular posts from this blog

Where have I been?

Has it really been almost 2 years since my last post? So much has changed.

(Honestly, I am updating my blog because I like to reflect back on how far God has brought me. Forewarning, don't read if you don't want to take a look into my life the past year. This blog has many memories and I want to add on to it.)

2 years seems like a lifetime ago. I was hurting, broken-hearted, uprooted, and quite frankly, needing God more than ever. I questioned everything I was taught and needed answers, but thankfully, there was one thing I knew for sure...

God had plans and He would be all I needed.

Fast forward to October 2017 and I have lived in the state of Washington for a year, moved into my dreamy studio apartment in August, and I work in beautiful northern Idaho making & working more than I would have in Southern California. Who would have thought? Little Miss Meagan, moving 1.300 miles away from her family because God opened doors and said, "Come."

This place has become h…

Don't be ashamed

Since my previous post, Walgreen's called me in October and offered me a Pharmacy Technician position! How amazing is that?!  I was so thankful to get hired by my intern site because I knew the patients, the daily routine, and they already felt like my work family.

When the time came to order my scrubs, there was no way I would wear their scrubs pants and I spoke up right away. I told my manager, and guess what? He sent out an email, and it was approved for me to wear a scrub skirt. Let's just say I was the first for them :) but I get so many compliments at the pharmacy! So many of my patients have come in and commented on how cute it was, how they haven't seen a scrub skirt, didn't even know they made them. And OH MY GOODNESS, the compliments on my hair! LOL!

Let this be a reminder for all the girls - all my friends - don't be afraid or ashamed of what (and Who) we stand for! You are a light! :)


The Struggle is Real

I am not usually the person who spreads their woes on Facebook, Instagram, or blog. Tonight may be the exception but I will refrain from letting emotions get the best of me.

We are all facing trials. Whether you are 16 years old and tempted to cut your hair, 18 years old and thinking about leaving the church since you are technically an 'adult', 21 years old and being pressured to drink, or 24 years old and struggling with hurt and depression.

The struggle is REAL!

The truth is, we are all at different points in our walk with God and, believe it or not, the trials are ALL God-ordained. They have been put in our life specifically for us and to make us more like Christ. The struggles you are facing are a test of your faith and love for God, but they are also there so you can learn from your mistakes and help others when they go through the same trial.

Honey, if you are dealing with hurt, I could quote scripture after scripture giving you encouragement and to cast your cares on Go…