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COME ON AND JOIN - Add Your Name Below - SAY I Am Putting God First
You Shall Have No Other gods Before Me - Put God first
You shall have no other gods before Me (Exodus 2o.3 NKJV)
I’ll make my comments brief. The God First Associates is simple.
I am looking for people who are willing to add their name below (in the Comments section) as a symbolic way of saying:
1) I am either putting God first for the first time, or,
2) from this day forward I am making a commitment to put God first.
We are busy folks with many obligations at home, work, school or university, government, on the internet, or whatever you do, we are busy individuals.
From the moment we get up, to the time we drift off to sleep at night, things fill our day like water filling a bottle. So, in that time do we find time to put God first in our lives? We must make time for Him, that is the bottom line.
When we put God first especially when start early in the morning we are blessed because we have done the right thing. The opposite of this, and the thing to avoid, is to succumb to the pressures and temptations of the world where we pay a price for misguided priorities.
The Book of Exodus tells us to put no gods before Him. Yet, too often it is the Lord who is shoved into second, third, fourth, etc. place as we focus on many other things. People, possessions, and status should never be placed above our love and admiration for God.
Don’t allow distractions that often surround us to forfeit the peace that otherwise should be ours as part of our love for Him.
I’ll end this section with this reminder from Mark. Remember Jesus Christ in the wilderness with Satan was being offered earthly power and unimaginable riches which the Lord never challenged his authority in offering it. Jesus refused.
Instead, He chose to worship His Heavenly Father (Mark 1:12–13). We must do likewise by putting God First and worshiping Him only. God must come first. Always first.
Beautiful Colors and Your Added Comments
You Can Put God First
With your signing with your name and any comment below in the Comments section you are affirming that you are putting God first. It is a good thing to do for yourself this Christmas to make God first in your life. It will put an almost instant smile on your face after a time of realization and perhaps change your life for the god forever after that. God love you.
If, in fact, over time, this has made a tremendous difference in your life, please let me know with your comments below.
Jesus Christ said choose Him and take up the Cross daily and follow Him, for the world must be shown. Paul the Apostle worked for a living and literally started hundreds of churches while evangelizing thousands. He put God first. So can you and I.
Sign your name below and start putting God first every morning when you rise.
Love the Lord God
With All your Heart, Soul, with all your mind, and your Strength
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 ESV; also see Deuteronomy 6:5, 10:12, 11:13, 13:3, 30:6; Joshua 22:5; Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27). If it is repeated so often and stressed so obvious its importance and preeminence should first in our lives. We should take these admonitions very seriously, right?
In a recent study about the time parents spent with their children the following came to light:
1. Busy parents don't give enough time to their children.
2. Godliness in parents seem arrogant and is not attractive to children.
3. Godly parents expect too much of their children and turn them away.
4. Godly parents are a good influence but influence cannot determine what a person will become.
5. Children, like parents, have to make their own spiritual commitments.
As you can see from the results above, the outcomes are varied and individual situations will determine the differing outcomes. Putting God first will help avoid many of the mistakes above. A deep and abiding love, taking up your Cross every day, and determine to put God first should be our top priority.
If you have been a backslider, "Wake up! Strengthen the things that remain, that are about to die, For I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God" (Revelation 3.2).Jesus warning to the believers at the church at Sardis. If you want love, joy, strength, acceptance, and peace in your family man-up or woman-up and put God first every day.
Add Your Name to Put God First Below - Conclusion
There is nothing to win by adding your name, but by putting God first there can be so many tremendous things that can happen and change circumstances in ones life.
I cannot ask for an email address or leave one for you because it is against the rules of hubpages other than the one for me at the top of the page. But making a commitment to put God first every morning when you get up and putting Him on like a garment with you during your busy day will pay huge dividends for your prayer, social interaction, and especially your family life. Give it a try.
Thank you and God's blessings, Gary
A small poll!
O Holy Night
© 2019 Gary E Hill
Al Outler on January 24, 2020:
Count me in as well. Al
Peg Lemeion on December 26, 2019:
Hello - Please add me. God bless. Peg.
Chaven Maven on December 25, 2019:
Hello again - Please add me. I love Lord and always will. Chaven
Joshua Rowley on December 22, 2019:
Add me please. I am with you with you from Euro.. Josh
Barry Thomas on December 19, 2019:
Add me too. Barry
Max Sucadus on December 19, 2019:
I am with you brother. Max
Alan D. on December 17, 2019:
Read this one too. I am with you and God. Alan
David Bercot on December 11, 2019:
Super job of writing. Keep writing. David
Thor Andrersen on December 08, 2019:
Thor here - A friend told me of you. God bless from Netherlands. Thor
Steve Kelly on December 07, 2019:
Hello - First timer. I read your short piece and agree we must put God first and sometimes He is the last thing on our minds. Thanks for the reminder. Steve
Les Lee on December 01, 2019:
Hey Gary - Long time no talk to, about 40 years. Ran across the page from Bing. I will put God first. Read the notes and I'm on board for the first time. Thank you buddy, Les.
Micheal Bradford on December 01, 2019:
Love the idea! Hubpages should jump on board! Mike
Melissa Carafi on November 30, 2019:
Count me in. I stumbled onto your page which is hard to find. It is not on the popular section, why? Hubpages is missing out. This is a great page. Melissa
John Matsen on November 29, 2019:
Great idea. Why not more participation? Hubpages promotion? Ron
Jeanne Ababamams on November 27, 2019:
Thank you for your page. I will. Jeanne P.S. I Will tell my friends.
Bob Dobinski on November 26, 2019:
Great idea. Looks like Hubpages would help promote this more? I will let my work folks know about the associates. Bob
Mark Smith on November 26, 2019:
I will put God first. What a great idea in a fallen world. Thank you Gary.