The power of FIRST. God has much to say in His Word about the principle of first, and how vitally important it is that we understand and acknowledge this truth in our lives. If God is not first in our lives, He will fall to the place of convenience, and even if we really try to "add Him in" to our day, to our lives, and to our family, if He isn't first, there is no redeeming of the rest. FIRST is the place of honor. FIRST is the place of faith. FIRST is the place of demonstrated dependence upon God. Is there really anywhere else we want to be? Absolutely not!
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:25;33
Ask yourself the questions, "Where do I need to make adjustments so God will have His rightful place of honor in my life? Where have I only been 'adding Him in' rather than acknowledging His Lordship and Kingship first? Not just generally speaking either. We can say, "Oh yes, God is first in my life. God has first place", but if we pray and we read His Word and spend time with Him when we get around to it rather than FIRST thing every day, and if we give our tithe and offering after we have tended to the financial responsibilities in our lives, and if we consult other people or other resources first when issues arise in our lives, then we must acknowledge that God is not first in our hearts and lives.
But glory to God, when you make those adjustments, when you honor Him with the FIRST, watch your faith rise, watch the life of God begin to flow in those dry places of your 'self try' as you begin partaking of "all those things being added to you"!
Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Proverbs 3:9