One of the more shocking statements I’ve ever read is this one from noted research expert, George Barna. “The results of years of research is clear on this point. Many people name Jesus as their savior, but relatively few have lives that consistently demonstrate that He is truly Lord of their hearts, minds and souls.”
An old proverb says, “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” Maybe that’s the reason why so many struggle to put JESUS first, and because there are so many other things vying for their time and attention they wind up wasting their lives on things that don’t really matter, while ignoring the ONE THING that really does.
Here’s how it works for me. When I put JESUS FIRST, it means I give Him …
• The FIRST place in my heart.
• The FIRST part of every day.
• The FIRST day of every week.
• The FIRST portion, the FIRSTfruits, of my income every week.
• The FIRST word in every decision.
• The FIRST priority in everything.
Because there are so many other things vying for their time and attention they wind up wasting their lives on things that don’t really matter, while ignoring the ONE THING that really does.
Why is it so hard for us to put JESUS first? Check out this video to find out:
Respected Pastor and current President of the Southern Baptist Convention, J.D. Greear said, “Our culture’s problem is not with Jesus as good man, a prophet, a teacher, or even as a deity. It’s with Jesus’s primary claim, that He is Lord.”
Maybe the reason more people don’t put JESUS first is simply because ... they don’t want to.
Here’s the best advice I can give you: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
Put JESUS first and watch what happens!
© 2020. Barry L. Cameron
Barry Cameron is a devoted father and husband, bestselling author, dynamic communicator, and Senior Pastor of Crossroads Christian Church. Crossroads has a gorgeous, 150-acre campus in Grand Prairie, Texas. More than 8000 people call Crossroads their church home. Barry’s latest book, The Road to Financial Freedom, came out in the fall of 2020 and is available on Amazon. It’s another game changer for individuals and families who want to fix their finances once and for all.
Barry and his wife, Janis, have three children: Katie, Matt and Kelli. A daughter-in-law, Lindley and a son-in law, Johnny. They also have two grandsons, Will and Levi. Their family has been completely debt free since November 15, 2001.
Crossroads Christian Church has been debt free since November 9, 2008.