I didn’t write anything here yesterday. The post I would have written got squeezed out by competing “demands” on my time. What it really means is that writing a post here wasn’t high enough on my list of priorities. Priorities seem to be in a constant state of flux. Perhaps juggling is an apt analogy. There are so many “priorities” in the air at any given time that I simply can’t address them all. There is so much that I’d like to do, and there are so many distractions along the way, that I almost never feel as though my juggling act is working all that well. Too many of the balls that that I try to keep in the air just get dropped.
That’s a good jumping off point for going back and looking again at the passage of scripture I started looking at a few days ago.
Psalm 119: 9-11
9 How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
It seems pretty clear that if I want to keep my way pure, it has a lot to do with setting priorities. David says here that he seeks God with all his heart. He makes seeking God his top priority. Jesus said the same thing when someone asked Him what he regarded as the most important commandment. Jesus replied that there’s absolutely nothing more important than loving God “with all my heart”. (Matthew 22:37-38)
So, if I want to keep my way pure and be an authentic person of integrity, it seems that my very highest priority must be to seek God, to pursue Him, to know Him and His ways, and to love Him with all my heart. Since I’m pretty sure that God hasn’t called me to withdraw from society and be a hermit, this must mean that I need to be more intentional about my day to day priorities.
God, I sure need Your help with purifying my prioritizing! Today, I choose to pursue You and to seek you with all my heart as I do the work and fulfill the responsibilities that You’ve given me. I choose to do it with JOY because I know that You love me.