Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Col 3:23-24

I want you to make a quick list–either mental or on paper of your top priorities in life in the order they rank. It’s pretty easy.

Here’s my list immediately off the top of my brain:

  1. God
  2. My Family
  3. Friends
  4. Work
  5. Me

Now I want you to take a minute and write down the order in which they actually rank in your life right now. This is a little bit harder. A good indication is the amount of time you spend on and in each area you listed. When I sat down and had a heart to heart with myself not too long ago I realized my list was looking more like:

  1. Family
  2. Me
  3. Friends
  4. Work
  5. God

Now I could say that I have a toddler & a newborn and that in order to take care of them of course I need to take care of me, and in taking care of me it involves my friends and of course I have to do work.

Those are just all excuses though. What is your excuse? I know for many of you, work falls into the number one slot. No matter how your list might be out of order there are easy things to do to fix each area and get them where they need to be! The main thing to fix and I think that falls by the wayside for many of us is making sure God is #1. With our crazy lives it’s just so easy to push Him onto the back burner when he should be front and center in all we do!

I know that most of us live on our computers! I have found that I am much more consistent with my daily Bible reading if I do it actually on my computer–what a novel thought right?! Blue Letter Bible  is a fantastic website with several different entire versions of God’s word, daily devotions, concordances, commentaries and more! I’m reading through the Old Testament right now and by using David Guzik’s commentaries it made getting through the Pentateuch so much easier! I know many of us as working mom’s simply don’t have the time to site and pray and meditate for huge chunks of time. However, the Bible tells us to “pray constantly”. This basically just means that you are continually in touch with God and keep a running conversation with Him all day. By taking just a few minutes away from Twitter/Facebook/email to read a chapter in God’s word online and keeping a constant line of communication open with Him you can keep Him in first place in a practical and wonderful way!

Written By Nicole Elliott: Nicole is the administrative assistant for Mommy Bag Marketing, Inc. She also owns We hope you enjoyed hearing from Nicole this past month! MariLee will be back to writing next week. Thanks!


  1. Kelly W. on September 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    This is an important reminder. Thanks for sharing!

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