For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:32-34 (NIV)
Tell the truth. Don't over-think it. Gut response.
Who (what) do you choose when confronted with a time conflict? God or coach? Who wins? God or teacher? God or boss? Worship or sleep? Prayer or internet? Scripture or television? Helping the helpless or shopping? Adult Sunday School or breakfast? What others choices might we showcase?
We have to make countless choices each day. Demands are high. And, truly, God can be at the heart of many secular-looking choices. But…how often do we take the admittedly hard route and honor God over the other gods of our life?
Jesus – "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it." Mathew 7:13 NIV
Start small. Make one choice a day a hard one, a narrow one. Choose God. God has nothing but your interest at heart. No one or nothing else can say that.
God - "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)