Of First Importance

1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures… (1 Corinthians 15:1-3; NASB)

It’s been a week since I have written and that saddens me because my not writing is a direct result of not properly prioritizing.  I have a big deliverable for work due tomorrow so for the past week and a half that has been my focus, what I set my schedule off of, what I prioritized other things against…you get the idea.  In doing so, I have taken my focus off the things that matter…mainly Jesus.  In doing so, what I have found is my whole attitude, thoughts, and actions changed.  I got less patient, I am more frazzled, I become short-tempered…in general I am less productive both physically and spiritually though I am “busier”.

It took a conversation with a sister in Christ, a great bible class, and a an encouraging message from God’s word…all delivered yesterday…to soften my heart, reset my focus and get me back on a path that leads me along life’s events with Jesus.

I know that I am not the only one who falls into the busy snare that the devil sets out so I know you will have grace on my not writing and I hope that you will find encouragement in knowing that you aren’t the only one who is struggling with “busy” and that Jesus is but a prayer away.  Stop, take a breath, let Him grab a hold of you and walk with Him.  He has already lived and died for you.  Let Him live with you.  It is the first, most important and only thing we need.  Love you all!