Joshua’s Priorit Pt. 2

Yesterday I shared that God had given Joshua a priority when taking over the leadership of the people of Israel. That priority: meditating on the Law of God. For many years I enjoyed the hobby of running. Yes, I call it a hobby, because I wasn’t good enough to ever think about winning a race but entering them and running in them was my motivation to exercise and stay in shape. I eventually loved running, I couldn’t wait to get a daily run in. In learning how to train I would read and read about how to train. There were many resources to give me ideas about running routines, schedules and how to get faster and run longer. But the interesting articles were the ones on how the professional runners prepared. They had made running their priority, it was their life. I would read about marathon runners and how they had to be totally focused on what they were doing. Lived everyday with a commitment to run and to win their race. They would specific foods, monitor their weight, body fat, how much water that they would take in everyday. One runner testified that they have limited social life because running, training, eating, and sleeping dominate their day. Here’s a quote from one of them: “Their ultimate schedule is the paradigm into which all of life’s activities fit. Their conversations and their daily decisions reflect their mission. When planning and executing their lives, everything flows through the gird of training.” Wow! Do you see it? Their priority of winning dominated their lives. I mean, nothing else really matter except their training to be the best that they could be. Now, here’s my question as we pray today about our lives and our priorities to Jesus: I Jesus and following him that important to us? Is His word a priority in our lives to start our day? Is meditating on it throughout our day a priority? Is living our lives so that other people nothing but Jesus in our lives our priority? You see, I believe that this is the life that Jesus has called us to? The question is – are we living that life? Let’s pray about it today and live it out.

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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