Much can be seen of our true faith in how we order our priorities.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Haggai 1:2-4 - "This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: The people are saying, 'The time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.'" 3 Then the LORD sent this message through the prophet Haggai: 4 "Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?
Read - Ezra 4:24-5:1, Haggai 1-2:19, Zechariah 1:1-6
It’s easy to get out of balance and it’s easy to choose the wrong priorities in life. The people of God had chosen to slow the work on His Temple so they could avoid persecution and so they could build their own dwelling places. This kept them from the blessings that God had promised. God sent messengers to help them realize this truth and to give them a chance to re-prioritize. Does your life need some re-prioritizing? How about your spiritual life?
Lord, I will prioritize my life according to Your Word and plan.
Read Malachi to see how God promises to bless the faithful who give their offerings to Him as the Word commands.
When God Mends us by the blood of Christ we can expect every aspect of our lives to be altered/re-created. This includes how we order our days and how we prioritize what is important. Can we resist God? Sure you can…but the consequences of resistance look and feel a lot like the consequences of being Marred by Sin. Why? Because when you resist God, as a Mended follower of Christ, you are being subtly Misled by Satan. Satan uses the same tactics he used on you as a Marred Sinner and therefore the consequences produce the same ill results. Give God your life. All of it. Let Him Morph you into the New Creation that He has planned. When every part of you is transformed by His Holy Spirit you will see the amazing results!