This week we had an awesome speaker at CPx. His name was Lincoln Murdoch. Here is one of the things that he shared that really hit home for me:
All my life and training I have heard it said that God must always be first on our list of priorities. I have been taught that a good and godly list of priorities must look something like this:
- Extended Family
Lincoln does not agree with this. After having a major burnout twice in his life, he has learned that the list, rather, must look more like this:
- ME!! (with God leading me to the fullness of all He has for a healthy me)
- Wife (with God at the center of our marriage)
- Kids (God guiding and inspiring my parenting)
The point is this...
First, God is #1. God is #2. God is #3. He is the center of all my life. He is not a number on my list. No, he IS THE LIST!
And second, if I am not at the top of the list...if I am not healthy...if I am not renewed and intimate with Jesus, then I am no good to my wife, no good to my kids and no good to anyone else on my list for that matter.
I thought this was a fresh perspective. What do you think?