Put whats first, first and everything else will fall in place.
The logic and simplicity behind that phrase is clear. Whatever is the most important, the thing without which nothing else matters and place it first.
When you are designing a room in your house there is one thing in that room that everything else is laid out around and directing towards. In our basement we have a room that is our TV room. As you would expect everything in that room is centered around our Television Set. If we took the TV out of the room then the room would loose it’s purpose and even though you could still sit on the chairs their reason for being in that room would be gone. The center of focus in the kitchen is more scattered though. Is it the stove or the fridge? Well it’s actually both or more specifically the food that goes between them. If you remove the food then there is no need for a fridge, a stove, or for that matter dishes.
When I am counseling couples who are planning on marriage the one thing I try to focus on is the one thing that matters. Life is ever changing. Our likes and dislikes, our hobbies and favorite foods all change with time. Your spouse will change, physically, mentally, emotionally. If we base our relationship the fact that we both love the Raiders, or Chinese food, or gardening then sooner of later we are guaranteed to drift apart because those things change. If you base it on children well they grow up and move away. There is only one thing that doesn’t change with time, with financial situations or physical changes. That one thing has to be the center of everything.
‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.’ Jeremiah 29:13
May the Lord bless you and your house hold.