Today as I write, I have a better understanding of the balancing act, and that is prioritizing. I decided that no matter what I do, God has to come first. Being nudged by the Spirit for postponing my devotion, I decided that postponing devotion is not properly balancing. I wrote ten articles yesterday, took my son to school, then had to return and take him a change of clothing, then had to work at Goodwill from four o’clock to ten o’clock. I did take time to read the daily message from “The Utmost for His Highest” after getting to work and on my break. I prayed on the way to work and talked to God. My point in recapping my day is that my acknowledgment for God came toward the end.
The Word of God talks about exalting God. What does that mean, to “exalt?” A combination of the definitions include to elevate in rank, honor, character, or quality. The synonyms listed include promote, dignify, or glorify. The archaic definition is to praise. My point in the word descriptions is understanding what it means. I realized that exalting God means putting Him first; not last on my list of things to do. To elevate is to put in the forefront. In truly balancing this balancing act, God has to come first. So, today, writing this post comes after having read my devotion, that was excellent by the way. I did the “Day by Day Grace” from the Blue Letter Bible site (www.blueletterbible.org) yesterday. Sometimes I read the daily message from “The Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers. Other times, I get comfortable and get my Word. Nothing can be more important that putting God first. His peace and His direction for my life and my children are the intangible values that make me feel alive. Isaiah 26:9 “With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early.” (The NKJV of the Holy Bible)
My point is this, each of has a personal relationship through Jesus Christ. Mine compels me to put Him first.
Have a blessed day in the Lord!