3 John 1:2
"Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. "
As you wake up each morning, going about your morning prayers, think – Choose Me
First. Meditate, pray for others, but end with – Choose Me First. Then take a moment to write it on a Post It note where it can be seen throughout the day. Proceed about your day taking note when you do Choose You First. At evening’s dusk take notice of your tallies. How often did you Choose You First?
Are you amazed at how little you invest in your own personal well being? Now, reminisce about all the accomplishments you attained throughout your day. Who were they for? Those you love? Friends who need support? Colleague’s remote requests? Why is it so difficult to invest time of solitude for just ourselves? Do we feel others deserve more
importance then our own personal desires?
Unfortunately, this route is consistently traveled by a good Christian. We do more for others often leaving our own personal needs to the wayside. We become depressed,
discontent, anxious, and disturbed. Health problems arise, and we begin an inert battle to combat the ill effects that have begun to whittle away at our well-being. All because we’ve forgotten how to stay content.
The Bible tells us to keep in good health as it is good for the soul. Good health comes from a deep desire to replenish not only our bodies with ample nutrition, but the need to feed the soul to make it glow. Our souls contain the blueprints for our complete happiness. To feed your soul, you must feed what desires you have that make you happy. What does make you happy? How often do you feed your soul with these simple tasks? Take time this week to Choose You First.
1. Get up 15 minutes earlier this week and begin your day with meditation and
2. Pray for all those souls in your life that need help from God.
3. End your prayers with “Lord, help me to choose me first this week.”