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First Things First
by Martin Wiles
03/02/12
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ďDonít put the cart before the horse.Ē Itís true. Carts donít pull horses.

The saying doesnít concern carriage rides but priorities. Iíve not always followed the advice. I think I know best for me so I tend to ignore advice conflicting with my wishes.

Like when my wife and I decided to purchase a house even though we didnít have sufficient funds. We justified the decision because the price of gas was rising and we were driving seventy miles round trip to work. The process drove well initially but eventually hit enormous pot holes. I remember messaging my wife: ďWe need to pay attention to the stop signs.Ē So we did and cancelled the deal. Shortly thereafter we discovered the reason. God took us away from our jobs and the area.

John gives the correct order to ensure the horse is first: Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (I John 4:11) Life is filled with important decisions and wonderful opportunities, but everything ethical in essence isnít necessarily proper in practice. Owning a home is a wise investment; it just wasnít right for us.

God loved us so much he allowed Jesus to die for our sins. Supreme love for him along with his guidance produces the right decisions and helps us engage only the opportunities he wants us to. Thereís much good to do, but no one can do it all. Nor is life entirely about us. God loves everyone. Utmost love for him directs attention to otherís needs and challenges us to meet the ones God steers us to.

Love God first and others second, and your carriage will pull in the right sequence.

Prayer: Merciful Lord, may our decisions and actions stem from priorities honoring You. www.lovelinesfromgod.com

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