Did you know that putting God first in your every day life is not just about reading your bible and praying all day? Although reading our bible and spending time in prayer is something we should be doing.
However, too many times we get caught up in thinking; I got my word in for the day or I prayed this morning. Then we move right into our day.
5 Ways To Put God First
There is so much more to putting God first, friends. And today we want to share 5 daily habits you can do right now that make putting God first in your every day life easy!
Be On Time
Whether you’re going to work, school, zoom meeting, gatherings, or church, purpose to show up on time. We’re all known for something, but let’s not be known for showing up late.
Let all things be done decently and in order. ~ 1 Corinthians 14:40 (NKJV)
Being kind is the evidence that we’re walking in the spirit. When we choose to be kind, instead of allowing our flesh to control what we say and do, we are choosing to put God first.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)
Keep Your Living Space Clean
This may not sound spiritual but it is. How can God trust you with a bigger car or house, if you don’t take care of the house or car he has given you now? Make an effort to not live sloppy pick up your clothes, and make your bed.
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. ~ Luke 16:10 (NKJV)
Pray Over Your Food
It’s easy to pray over your food at home but what about when you’re in public? When we choose to pray over our food unashamed in public, we are putting God first.
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. ~ Luke 9:26 (NKJV)
Never Take The Last
We saw this last year when the pandemic hit people were clearing shelves of toilet paper not being considerate of others. Well, many do the same with food. For instance, if there are only 2 cookies life, don’t take both cookies. Instead, take one and leave one for someone else.
This is what the Bible we call considering one another by stirring up love. When we do this we are putting God first.
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. ~ Hebrews 10:24
In The End
Every day we can choose to put God first in how we live, what we say, and what we do.
Reading our bible opens the door for God to speak to us. Prayer allows us to speak to him. How we live by what we say and do, reflects God’s place in our lives. By purposing to develop these practical habits, it will become natural to put God first even in the mundane things of life.
Do you have another practical daily habit? Share it with us in the comments!
~ Andre & Timberley Gray