Today has been a blessed day. I finished my first class in my Masters in Divinity journey. I passed with a 98.89%. I am grateful! It was just a intro class but it was still tough. It helped to establish the foundation as a student at this Christian university. Every week we were encouraged to turn to God and maintain our integrity because of Him. I took a sneak peek into the upcoming course and it's just as amazing. One of the tasks for the first week is to retreat -- take some quiet time away from everything and reflect on various aspects of our relationship with God. This class is sort of another intro but it's a reminder to seek Him first! The first two classes involved taking personal time to seek Him first and I love it!
My journey as an Independent Damsel Pro also continues. Got a call to do another event. This past Friday, the founder conducted a 'Faith Forward' FB live session. It was great! So many times we try to look for those magic formulas for establishing a business and she reminded us that if we aren't putting God first, nothing can be established. If our first ministries, e.g. marriage, etc., are not stable then our businesses will suffer. Once again -- just aligning with seeking God first.
I strive to make it a habit to seek God first everyday. I wake up and do my devotional time. It's nothing fancy. A scripture lesson and prayer. I emailed someone about this and I explained how early morning devotions works best for me. I also mentioned how I love the fact that because I get it in so early, I get the chance to meditate on it all day long. I often find myself talking to God throughout the entire day about the scripture lesson. Then I think about all the ways it applies to what I already know or didn't know.
I have found a lot of comfort in seeking God first. I don't know everything. I never will. However, I know who to turn to first in every situation. I thank God for His Son, Jesus Christ. The one who mended that relationship for us to be close to Him once again. I wouldn't have the privilege to seek Him first if it wasn't for that great gift! I am still unworthy but the blood shed on that cross redeemed me and allows me to go my Father boldly -- seeking Him!