C. S. Lewis – “Put first things first and we get second things thrown in: put second things first and we lose both first and second things.”
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Are you as busy as I am? Are you having a problem finding time to pray? Do you find yourself putting God at the bottom of your list of things to do? Do your priorities all seem discombobulated?
Sometimes we get so busy that we are not able to see that we are not spending enough time with God. We want to change things. We want to put God first in our lives, but we are not sure how to do it. And we think we are all alone.
I was feeling that way when I went on my private retreat last year. I knew I really needed some alone time with God and I knew I needed to get my priorities straightened out.
I wasn’t really sure how I was going to do that or where God was going to lead me, but I was glad I finally took the time to find out. It had been a long time since my last retreat.
While on retreat, I discovered that I really needed to put God first. And the theme of my retreat soon became “First Things First.” Put God first and the rest becomes easier to figure out.
“First Things First, A Personal Retreat Journal” is my journal of that retreat. It is a short simple ebook that will inspire and inform you.