"For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring." Acts 17:28
We talk about the Lord being our priority-- and He should be, but our relationship with Him goes much deeper than that. The word priority means: the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important; the right to take precedence or to proceed before others. Priority means you give a special place to something or someone above something or someone else. Priority means that whatever is of most importance should come before that which is lesser. Well, the Lord should come before anything else in our life in the order of importance because He is more important than anything or anyone else. But is He just our "top" priority?
He is not just our first priority above everything else. He is much more. He is our life! "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." (Colossians 3:4) He isn't just first and above everything else in our lives and then separate from them. He is our life so He is to be involved in our entire life and everything that consist of.
Let me explain what I mean. He isn't just the first priority and then the list continues behind Him-- God first, our spouse, our children, our friends, our career, our health, our entertainment, etc. As our "life" it means that God is in first place in our marriage. He is in first place in all our relationships. He is in first place in our business dealings. He is first place in our entertainment and relaxation. He is in first place in our interaction with others. He is in first place in everything that is part of and makes up our lives. It means He is actively involved in all our life, every area of our life. He is not separate from them.
Are you separating Him from the rest of your life? Do you have a separate place for God and a separate place for everything else? Is He just the first on the list? Or is He integrated (combined with everything else) into all parts of your life?
Have a great day. The Lord can't be separated from the rest of your life even if He is the top priority.