Tuesday, January 29, 2008

first importance

20. Matthew 8:14-22

What do you have to do today? Most of us get up, get ready for work, say good-bye to our families. We get to work, look at our to-do list, prioritize our tasks. We say hello to our co-workers. Maybe there is a big presentation or project to do. Maybe there are a hundred things that must be done this week to keep you on pace with your job's requirements. Maybe for you there is a test, or paper to write. Maybe you have signed up for a club or sports team and there is practice today. Maybe there is a big game this week.

It could be that things are in a little more downward place for you. You found out that a relative is sick, or worse you could be preparing for a funeral. Maybe you are reeling from the end of a relationship. Maybe you drove to work today wondering if you should stay married, if it is really worth it. If you are like me then you are wondering why your wife just won't understand the importance of 42 inches of plasma high-definition.

With all these things going on have we done the one thing that must be accomplished today? The one thing that we must do everyday? Have you followed Jesus today? Let me make it more personal. Have I counted the cost of being a disciple of Christ? May I follow and walk with Jesus today as a matter of first importance. Today and every day.


David H. Willis said...

I had no idea you were a fellow blogger. I was looking at other blogs in Newport News and up pops your name! You are a blogging machine bro. I'll be back.

Levi said...

I'll be praying for your predicament as you try to sway Bonnie into the importance of a big screen T.V.

secondjohnvs12 said...

yeah, i need prayer. she's a rock!