In our Home Church meeting this week, we undertook an in-depth study of the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42, highlighting the classic and thought-provoking concept of giving God’s Word priority in our lives, constantly, and through our actions, choices, and decisions.

The Lord admonishes us in his Word that, “if you love me, then keep my commandments.” This entails total submission, dedication, and obedience to His Word.

Really, God is more interested in our personal relationship and walk with Him, than in our work for Him. Our personal relationship and walk with God determines our place in His heart,  and ultimately, in eternity.

God’s place in our scales of preferences, and what we are willing to give up for Him, is a pointer to the state of our hearts, which reveals its deeply-rooted priorities.

God needs your time more than your money. God needs your heart more than your time. Essentially, God wants all of you – your body, soul and spirit.

Giving God all He wants and more can only take place while in deep fellowship and intimacy with Him – the Word of God.  This is because, the Word of God teaches us, enlightening our minds in the process. It’s a soul-searching spirit that helps and directs us on the path of righteousness.

The Word of God keeps us focused on Him in spite the cares and troubles in this world. It shields us from the manipulative devices of the kingdom of darkness, which is meant to distract and pull us away from His Word.

The Word of God strengthens us to make God’s Word priority in our lives, through our actions, choices, and decisions.

An African proverb says, “When deeds speak, words are nothing”.

Prioritize the word of God in your life and may He bless you in Jesus name. Amen.

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