Everyone in the class said, "Yes." He said, "Really?" He reached under the table, pulled out a bucket of gravel, dumped in some gravel, and shook the jar, causing the pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks. Again, he asked, "Is the jar full?"
"Probably not," one of the class answered. "Good!" he replied. He reached under the table, brought out a bucket of sand, and started dumping the sand into the jar. It went into the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked, "Is the jar full?"
"No!" the class shouted. Again, he answered, "Good!" He grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked, "What is the point of this illustration?"
One student said, "The point is that no matter how full your schedule is, if you really try hard you can always fit some more things in!"
"No," the expert said, "that's not the point. The point of this illustration is that if you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all. If you fill your life with lesser things, you'll never have the time you need to spend on the big, really important stuff (the 'big rocks')."
And so it is in our walk with The LORD JESUS CHRIST. If our walk is something that we work on after everything else has been taken care of, there is little hope that we will ever be pleasing and acceptable unto HIM. JESUS must be number 1 on our list of priorities and our schedules should be worked around HIM, not the other way around. See this as a vital part of learning to live for HIM, and we could all be well on our way! Is GOD the “big rocks” in your life? Will HE be?
Dear FATHER GOD, I'm sorry I've put so many things ahead of becoming what YOU made me to be. Please forgive me and grant that I may make my likeness to YOUR manifestation of The Man, JESUS CHRIST, to be the priority in my life. Oh LORD JESUS, YOU died that I might be Holy; please help me live so I may become Holy. Please grant me the Courage and Perseverance to press on and press forward with YOU as my top priority! I Pray in YOUR Mighty Name JESUS. Amen.
Reading Psalm 90:1-17 this morning….