Matthew 6:33, But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

The New Year is always a great time for reflecting on the past year and making improvements and changes for the New Year. This week, I am sharing five areas that the Bible encourages us to perform a spiritual checklist. If you missed the previous areas on the checklist, you can find them on my daily blog. The third area for your spiritual inventory this week, is your priorities.

As you reflect on 2016, were your priorities in the right order? Did you spend your time, your energy and your resources on the most important things in life? If you did not, now is a great time to determine to get things right when it comes to your priorities in 2017. Jesus said this about our priorities in Matthew 6:33, “…seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Jesus was saying if you make sure the most important thing in your life is honoring God, then chances are, all your others priorities will fall into place. In other words, if you want a stronger family, better relationships and more success in life, remember it all starts with making God your number one priority in 2017, and everything else will fall into place.

Think about that and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D