The List Of Importance!!
List Of Importance!!
HERE IS THE LIST THE CREATOR GAVE ME!
Here Is The List For Married People
1). GOD must come first and foremost in our lives at all times. That means that we should have more love and reverence for GOD then anyone else in our entire life. That also means that we want to obey GOD no matter what HE might ask us to do. If GOD tells us NOT to do something, then we better not! If GOD tells us to change jobs then it would be very wise of us to listen to HIM. If GOD tells us to quit doing the ministry work that we are doing, it would be in our best interests to listen to the LORD GOD CREATOR! By putting GOD first in our lives, not only are we being obedient to GOD, and obeying HIS Holy Bible, but now we will clearly see just how much better our life starts to get. And not just a little bit better, but if we put GOD first, every single aspect of our life will start to get much, much better. Putting GOD first is NOT an excuse for us to ignore our wives and husbands or children for that matter. It is also not an excuse for us to run off to church to worship while abandoning or leaving our spouse and children at home! Making GOD first in our lives is more so done in our mind, heart and soul. By keeping JESUS in our heart and mind all day and night, now our own marriage and family life will run sooooo much smoother and with more love then ever before.
2). Spouse - Our spouses come second right after GOD! The reason why is, you have become one person with your spouse when you two were married. This is why your spouse comes before your children. What good is it putting the children ahead of your spouse only to find your marriage slowly falling apart!!! So even though you will be a great parent raising your children the very best you can, and teaching them all about the Holy Bible and the LORD, yes your spouse still comes BEFORE the children because he or she is a part of you now. Your spouse and you have become one person, and this unity & marriage must function the very best it can for the entire family to prosper! The only way to keep a very healthy and loving marriage going strong, is to make your spouse second on your list at all times!
3). Children - This is a no brainer - Of course the children come next. The children are very young, and don’t have the knowledge or ability yet to make proper decisions for themselves. Of course you stop everything your doing when the children need your help! BUT the children do come AFTER GOD, for if your relationship with JESUS starts to suffer, it will only be a matter of time until your entire family suffers. And likewise, your children come after your spouse too, because if your relationship with your spouse falters, then its only a matter of time until you will be getting divorced, or all hell will be breaking loose in your house, and guess what? The children will be watching all of the arguments, fights, and screaming between you and your spouse, and they will be terrified as your marriage begins to crumble right in front of their eyes. So Amen; Not only do the children come 3rd, but JESUS is counting on you to raise the children to know HIM and love HIM in a close relationship too!
4). Family - Your mom, dad, brother’s and sister’s come next - When your extended family needs help, it would be very CHRIST like to stop everything you are doing to help your mother where she is asking you for help. Well what if your mother and one of your children need emergency help at the exact same time? Of course you would have to call your mother and explain to her that your son or daughter has an emergency at this time and you wont be able to help her. Because of how small and vulnerable your children are, yes they do come before your extended family. But besides GOD, your spouse, and your children, nobody else would ever come before your parents or siblings who were there for you all of those years while you were growing up! Yes your mom and dad were there for you all of those years raising you up to be the man or woman of GOD that you are today!!!!
5). Job - Your job is how you make a living to pay all of your bills for yourself and your family. Your job brings food on to the dinner table for your entire family, so of course your job comes next. If your mom has a terrible emergency during the time when you are suppose to be at work, hopefully you would call your boss and ask for permission to take a few hours off to go help your mom with this crisis that has arisen. So yes your family does come before your job, BUT ONLY WHEN IT IS A REAL, I SAY IT AGAIN, ONLY WHEN IT IS A REAL EMERGENCY….. If your mom and dad need your help, but it ISN'T an emergency then YES you WOULD go to WORK out of respect to your boss……
6). Ministry - YES - I know your shocked right now to see this!!! Your ministry work for the LORD comes 6th. And if your elevating your ministry work any higher then number 6 on your list, you are making a terrible, terrible mistake as your life is clearly showing right now for those who have done that!
YOUR MINISTRY WORK DOES NOT COME 1ST LIKE SO MANY CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD ARE MAKING IT OUT TO BE. And because your putting your ministry work first, this is part of the reason why the Christian divorce rate is at about 52% Nation wide in the USA!
A). What good is doing ministry work for the LORD, if your own relationship with JESUS is suffering because of it? Or what good is doing ministry work all the time if you then DON’T HAVE TIME to even read HIS Holy Bible? Yes the GOD of our ministry work does come way, way, way, way, way before we ever think about doing ministry work! WAY TOO MANY CHRISTIAN’S are going straight to doing ministry work without putting a huge emphasis on abiding in JESUS and HIS Holy Bible first!! That is one of the main reasons why the church is Luke-warm at this time in the world.
B). What good is doing ministry work for the LORD if your own husband or wife are at home feeling sad, lonely, and depressed! I mean sure you are helping others with your ministry work, but didn’t GOD make you one with your spouse - body, soul and spirit? If you feel that the LORD JESUS is happy with the fact that your doing soooooo much ministry work for HIM, yet your own spouse is very un happy with you, then you really DON’T know JESUS much or HIS Holy Bible.
C). What good is it to put ministry ahead of your own children? Sure you are helping other people but at home your own children are suffering greatly because you are constantly away from home. I realize that you are feeding the homeless or teaching people about JESUS, but what about your own little children who the LORD has trusted you to take care of? Do you really think that the LORD JESUS is happy with all of your ministry work efforts while your own children suffer? YOU BETTER THINK AGAIN!!!
D). What good is doing ministry work for the LORD if you have to constantly tell your own mom and dad that you cannot help them because your too busy doing ministry work! This is even slightly talked about in the Holy Bible…… Yes the Holy Bible makes it clear that our own parents are far more important then doing ministry work! If you don’t believe me, check the 10 commandments!
E). What good is doing ministry work for the LORD if your own boss at work is very UNHAPPY with your work effort. In fact he is soooo un happy with your work, they had a meeting late at night about how to fire you from their company! Now who will pay the bills for your spouse and children? So if your boss has an emergency and he needs you to come in to work on your day off of work, and it just so happens you were planning on feeding the homeless in the park that day, YOU BETTER GO INTO WORK and be obedient to your boss, or in a short time from now, YOUR OWN FAMILY WILL BE HOMELESS IN THE PARK.
7). Friends - Friends will come and go like the wind in and out of your life throughout your life time. This is why friends come 7th. If your friends need your help on the same day that your scheduled to speak in church about why the LORD died on the cross for our sins, then you would have to call your friend and tell them that you are sorry, but you just cannot make it because you are speaking in church that same day. Or if your friend needed your help the same exact day that your mother needed your help, once again you would have to call your friend and tell them you cannot make it. Obviously if your friend needed your help on a day that your scheduled to be at work, of course, again you would have to tell your friend that you will be at work and that you cannot help them. But our friends are very important to the LORD and he wants us to really appreciate them and respect them and love them at all times in the same way that, HE LOVES THEM!
*WARNING!! - If your putting a friend ahead of your spouse, I cannot tell you how dangerous this is to your marriage and your family. That is another reason why the Christian divorce rate is at about 52%. DO NOT PUT FRIENDS ahead of your spouse, that is a huge, huge mistake your making.
8). Strangers - Strangers are very important to the LORD, in fact he was healing, teaching, and blessing strangers for a HUGE part of his ministry! Many times when we are dealing with strangers, low and behold they aren’t even human, but they are actually ANGELS! YES THE WAY WE TALK AND ACT WITH STRANGERS IS BEING WATCHED VERY CAREFULLY BY HEAVEN and Satan!!!!! - Strangers do come 8th on this list, but we must love them in the same way that JESUS loves them, and that is a HUGE, HUGE AMOUNT OF LOVE.
9). You Come Last - YES that is correct! You do come last and this is very biblical. JESUS himself was always putting others ahead of HIMSELF. JESUS taught us clearly that we must be servants to others, this is why he gave that example when he washed the Disciples feet before dinner. JESUS also said he came to serve! When you read many of the New Testament books, many times the writer of each book would call himself a servant of the LORD. We Christian’s are servants and we must learn to put everyone else and all of their needs ahead of our own!! Paul gave most of his adult life to serving the LORD; Paul starting up churches and helping to build them up and to stay strong. Paul clearly gave up his life for the betterment of the churches that the LORD started through him, and this is a great example of how we should give up our lives too for the sake of our family, friends, and all those around us who need our help in any way whatsoever. The LORD SAID, IF YOU WANT TO BE THE GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THEN BECOME THE LEAST! We are to be servants!
A). So let us always put our spouses needs and wants far, far ahead of our own, and by doing this you will be building up the most wonderful, loving marriage with CHRIST at the center of it.
B). Let us also put our children and all of their needs and wants ahead of our own selfish desires. If it means giving up playing golf on Saturday, because our little son wants to play catch with us, let us give up our own desires and the blessings that will rain down to you from GOD will overwhelm you!
C). Our mom’s and dad’s and siblings wants and needs must come before our own for they are our own flesh and blood, our family! They were there for you during the times when you needed them most, and now its your turn to love them back and to bless them back!
D). If on our day off of work, our boss calls us and really and truly needs emergency help, of course we have to help him. Even if that means that you will have to skip your favorite TV program. Our bosses hired us when we need a job.
E). If your friends or strangers need your help real badly on a day that happened to be the day you wanted to sleep in late and just lounge around and watch TV, it would be very CHRIST like to help these people, and you will be rewarded for doing so here on Earth and also in Heaven! MAKE SURE YOU are in complete agreement with your spouse on helping the friends or strangers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I pray that JESUS will bless you with the GRACE needed to fully understand what HE is wanting from you in the lists above! I also pray that as you practice to get your GODLY PRIORITIES straightened out, that your life will have more peace and love then at any time before since you were even born……………
Love, your servant Garrett