For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Everyday we strive to be more successful, to be richer than we were the year before, to have the finest clothes, cars and to be more educated. Nothing is wrong with reaching for the best, we are God's children and He would expect nothing less of us, it's in our nature. But He would not be proud of us if we kept reaching for the best and pushing Him further down our #1 list. Let us remember in our daily drive in doing our best, that we always put God first. A humble man that may not have the drive others have, but prays without ceasing, reads God's word daily and listens to his voice, may have a better chance of getting to heaven than the one that incessantly strives to do his best and leaves very little time for God. Let us pray for balance in our lives that we will learn to put God first and continue to seek Him as we also strive for excellence.
Let us pray
We love you and we are grateful that you have spared our lives. We ask today for your blessing upon us. We need you Lord now more than ever. We ask Lord that you will help balance our lives. Help us not to rush prayers, or to rush reading your word, but help us to take our time to understand your word and to listen to your voice. As we prepare for your coming, help us to realize that you are the one giving us the drive and that we should use it wisely. Help us not to lose ourselves to the world but to lose ourselves in you. Keep us all safe from harm and danger and our eyes fixed towards you In Jesus Name, Amen