(Psalm 90:12 NIV) “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Order determines capacity.
(Matthew 6:31-33 NIV) “So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Order communicates priority.
(Revelation 2:2-4 NIV) I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance...Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.”
Order impacts the rest.
(Proverbs 3:6-10 NIV) “In all your ways acknowledge him...Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first-fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
(Proverbs 17:24 GN) “An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions.”
The distance between the truth you know and the truth you live equals the pain you experience.
(Acts 17:26-28 NIV) From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’
Discover my values.
(Ephesians 2:10 NASB) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Who is most important to you?
What do you love deeply?
What makes you righteously angry?
(2 Corinthians 13:8 NLT) “Our responsibility is never to oppose the truth, but to stand for the truth at all times.”
Determine what is most important.
(Proverbs 29:18 KJV) “Where there is no vision, the people perish...”
What are you passionate about?
What is my life's mission?
What would you like written on your epitaph?
(Galatians 5:17 NLT) The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires.
(Acts 20:24 NIV) “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me.”
Show the world who is most important.
(Matthew 22:37-40 NIV) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”