Putting God first should not be a cliché. A true Christian understands that God comes first, others come second, and themselves come last. You have to be conscious about putting God first. And invest the time and resources that reflect your commitment to your God. The Parable of the Rich Fool illustrates this truth. Luke 12:19-21 (ESV) says, “And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” You cannot focus on accumulating earthly wealth, without ensuring that you have a rich relationship with God.
The most important relationship in your life is your relationship with God. Other relationships in your life will mirror the quality of the premium you place on God. A man that will love his wife, begins by loving God. You learn to respect other people’s time when you place a premium on your own private time with your God. People, who obey the laws of their faith, usually have no issues obeying the laws of their country. You should avoid relationships that widen the gap between you and God. If anyone stops you from having consistent fellowship with God. You will lose. As the influence of God (and his principles) over your life reduces, your life will spin out of control.
It is important to understand the role of your relationship with God. And how it nurtures every other relationship you have. Without this anchor for your soul, your relationships will be inconsistent and all over the place. For the sake of your health, wealth and relationship with other people, you need to grow your relationship with God. It takes a level of consciousness to cultivate that close-knit relationship with God. God already initiated it when he made salvation available thousands of years before you were even born. It is up to you now. You have to take the next step. As it is written, “draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”