“Are you giving me your best?”
Clear as day, I could hear the Lord asking me this question. I laid in bed, pondering and meditating on it. It stirred something up inside of me. As I began to really reflect on what giving God my best would look like, I realized very quickly, that I wasn’t giving Him my best at all. Instead, I’ve been giving Him what’s left at the end of each day.
For the past few days, I’ve felt this tug in my spirit. Almost as if the Holy Spirit was tugging at my heart strings and asking me to make time for Him. I’ve not deliberately ignored it but I have not stopped to acknowledge the fact that that tug, was actually the Lord loving me in such an intimate personal way that He was actually trying to get my attention.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
I’ve allowed so many other things to take up my time, my energy and my thoughts and emotions. In doing so, I put all of those things ahead of Him. I haven’t been giving God my best.
In order to get God’s best and allow Him to do His best work in my life, I need to keep Him first place every single day in every single way. Giving God my best and giving to Him first, allows Him to bless me and prosper me in ways that I honestly can’t even think or imagine.
“O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways.” Proverbs 23:26
Our Father cares about His relationship with His children. He wants our love, our friendship, our time, our mind, body, and soul. He wants all of us and He wants our very best because He wants what’s best for us and that can only come through Him.