Good morning from Daniel Springs church camp.
Last night the camp pastor spoke on priorities. His illustration is well know but I’ve never seen it in person.
He had a huge jar filled with small pebbles. It represented all the things in your life that you like but are really unnecessary. Things like sports, Facebook, Instagram, fishing, and I’ll even add geocaching.
Like I said, things you enjoy but can live without.
He brought out some big rocks that represented really important things like God, family, church, and relationships.
When he put the rocks in the top of the jar they wouldn’t fit. The non-necessary things were in the way.
He brought out another empty jar. He placed the important things in first – God, family, church, and relationships.
Then he poured the pebbles in. The pebbles filled in the nooks and crannies around the rocks.
It all fit in the jar and he placed the lid on it.
Life is like that.
God doesn’t want to take sports, Facebook, Instagram, fishing, or geocaching away from you.
But He wants to be first!
It is written,
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
If your life is so busy that you don’t have time for God, then your life is busier than God ever intended.
Get the priorities right and your life will be full of the right things.