Him First

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One of my favorite readings in the devotional, Jesus Calling, speaks to the commandment of loving God with all of our heart, soul, and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5). It reads as this: “Stay Ever So Close to Me, and you will not deviate from the path I have prepared for you. This is the most efficient way to stay on track; it is also the most enjoyable way.”  These words are such a comfort and blessing in so many ways. Not only are we not alone in this life, but as believers, we have Jesus right by our side in all seasons. Loving the Lord with all of our heart, soul, and strength and staying close to Him during all of our days is so crucial to our spiritual life. There is truly nothing else that will satisfy or make us happier than putting Jesus first- always. Plus, it pleases Him so much when we do this, that is all that He wants for us- to be glued to His side!

This has been on my mind more than ever this holiday season, because there are a lot of things this time of year that work to pull our attention away from Him. Of course these things are wonderful gifts from Him- special time with friends and family, festive parties, gift giving and receiving, cooking comfort food, giving back in the community, and decorating our homes for Christmas. All of these things are amazing and so joyful, as long as we keep Him before everything else and keep Him in everything that we do, thus giving all glory and praise to Him.

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  • Naomi Hess

    Being a mother to my girls, serves to ground me again and again in what is most important because I am continuously thinking about what I want them to grab ahold of for the long haul. Most of all I want them to to know Jesus personally and intimately as their Lord, Savior, and best friend. Around the holiday seasons, whether it is Christmas or Easter,I am challenged in how to keep Jesus at the center for my family. Especially, considering the influx of awesome new toys that can steal the stage. And it’s been so beautiful to see moments where they begin to grab ahold of His love and His message of hope for the world. I just love this post, thanks for the reminder, that this time of year, and every day is all about Jesus. It’s beautiful! I pray your holiday season is filled with amazing encounters with Jesus! Hugs!

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