Do It First! (Mark 1:35)

Do it First
(Mark 1:35)

Time with God is often regarded as that thing we will do when we have free time. When the chores are done, the kids are down, and there is nothing critical in queue… then we will offer Him a moment.

Such moments, though, are often the dregs of our strength, the scraps of our energy, and the last of our alertness. We then find ourselves rambling in prayer and sleeping through what is supposed to be reading or serious study. It was not our intention to offer the Lord a lackluster meeting. But neither was it our intention to offer Him the best.

Do it first. Meet with Him first. Talk with Him about His will for the day before the fray begins. Let His word be our first reading… not just the last. In this way we can get His will for our work, His leading for our labors, and favor for the fight. Don’t put it off until the end, saint. Do it first.

In His grip by His grace,

Mark 1:35 (NKJV): Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

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Roderick was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His early years were filled with learning about Jesus through the local church; his grandfather was a pastor and his grandmother always encouraged him to love and serve the Lord. Although he was brought up in a Christian home it was not until his second year in college that he made a decision to place the treasure of his trust in Jesus Christ.

Since that time Roderick has been on the adventure of learning from Jesus and helping others to learn about him. Roderick and his wife Darlene reside in Texas. They have six boys, two grandchildren, and a strange border collie.