Begin with God
“If God is first, nothing else matters. If God is NOT first, nothing else matters.”
“He intended us to be creatures related to Himself in a certain way. […] if you are right with Him you will inevitably be right with all your fellow-creatures …”
— C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, from September 22, Page 290, of A Year with C. S. Lewis
It’s really simple. God isn’t somewhere in your priorities, He’s not first on your priority list, He has to be the ONLY THING on your list. Everything else is in relationship to Him. His Purpose and His power, operating through you, for the benefit of others. When that happens, stress goes away. Amazingly, sometimes it’s also when great accomplishments take place.
That is so simple and obvious. Yet I have to remind myself every day.
Last Updated: 10/13/2014
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