April 2, 2017

Seek God First

This Sunday morning, I sang a popular Christian song in my church on behalf of a girl’s baptism. Originally sung and co-written by Lauren Daigle, “First” is such a powerful and strengthening song that is centered around seeking God first.

Matthew 6:33 reads, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." I remember from being in church camp how important that bible verse was. So much so, that whenever we walked back to our cabins at nighttime, we would all sing the words over and over again. (Needless to say, that verse is engrained in my memory!)

Out of all the times that I’ve performed in my church, getting to sing “First” was a very special and humbling experience since the song reflects my utmost desire to focus on God first. I want Him to take precedence and be a part of every aspect of my life. I want Him to guide me through every choice I make and everything that I do. Like the song lyrics describe, “Before I speak a word, let me hear Your voice. And in the midst of pain, let me feel Your joy,” I want His truth to reflect my words and His love to replenish my heart whenever it feels like breaking.

For every child that becomes baptized, it is my hope that they too will grow up to be passionate about God’s love and will want to include Him in every part of their life journey - through the rough patches, and through the times of abundance. Proverbs 3:6 says, “In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.”

God gave us life on earth in the hope that we would seek a close relationship with Him and remember His love for us. As the common saying goes, “Actions speak louder than words.” So rather than simply saying that we love God, we should prove it by keeping Him at the forefront of our life, and as our guide and companion down the path that leads to eternal life.

As a young Christian who is growing up and is more than ever in need of guidance, keeping God at the core of all of my dreams and ambitions is the ultimate goal. And that is why I was inspired to share my thoughts on performing the song, “First,” this Sunday.

What are your thoughts on faith? Let me know in the comments below or email me at madison@madisontaylor.co


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