If you have an Instagram account, you may have seen the hashtag #butfirstcoffee floating around. As of 3:55pm CST on October 31, 2015, there are 161,203 posts on Instagram with that hashtag. That’s a lot of people who really like coffee.
Here’s the thing. This post really has nothing to do with coffee, but the hashtag got me thinking – what really is first?
I ran across this quote earlier this week from an article referencing Tim Keller –
“Sin isn’t only doing bad things, it is more fundamentally making good things into ultimate things. Sin is building your life and meaning on anything, even a very good thing, more than on God…”
And as my eyes read those words, I instantly had a choice. I could turn my eyes away and pretend like I hadn’t read what I just did…
…I could face the truth and ask myself the hard question. “God, please show me…is there anything, even a good thing, that I am building my life and meaning on more than You?”
I’m a practical girl, so that meant asking the Holy Spirit to help me look at two areas of my life – (1) my daily life and what I do first and (2) my thought life and what I think about most.
Here’s the honest truth of what I’ve discovered… Read more…