As I prayed about what to write for this week’s blog, the word “priorities” kept popping into my head.  Doing what I usually do, I questioned God: “Lord, are you sure you want me to write about this subject?”I never thought I would write a blog, let alone one about priorities.   But God, being God, won.

The definition of a priority, according to Google is: “a thing that is regarded as more important than another. ‘Housework didn’t figure high on her list of priorities.’”  This is oh so true for me.  Another definition from Google is: “the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important‘Getting to the next level of Candy Crush takes priority over any other matter.’”  Another of my priorities, just ask my family.

Last year was my 50th birthday year.  I celebrated all year long.  I figured I made it this far I might as well celebrate.  Yay me!  As I looked back on my celebration year, I took the time to reflect on things that had happened in my life and I realized God made me His priority through those 50 years.

He gave me two loving parents who cared for me and my sister and made us their priority. He made it a priority to bring a godly man into my life to spend the rest of my life with.  I was His priority when he blessed me with my daughter and my son.  God made me His priority when I was down on my knees praying that the depression and anxiety that was taking over my life and holding me prisoner would go away.  I was His priority when I sat by my mother’s bedside as she lay dying from the horrid cancer that was taking over her body and he gave me strength to say goodbye to her.

So if God has made me His priority over the last 50 years, why can’t I make Him mine for more than an hour on Sunday morning?  Or make Him a priority instead of the 20 minutes it takes me to pass the next level of Candy Crush?

God had a plan for me even before I was born.  God chose me to be His priority. Priorities are choices.  I have a choice to play Candy Crush for the next 50 years of my life or serve God.  I choose God!


Kelli Newhouse

“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”   Jeremiah 29:11-13

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