“Jesus is the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4: 11-12 NIV

Read: Ephesians 2: 13-22

When you are building a house, construction must follow a progression. You don’t hang a crystal chandelier from a board and build a house around it. A quality foundation is first. Without a foundation, there is no security the house will be structurally sound.

A normal progression will be the foundation, framing, roof, exterior walls, inside walls and trim. Last will usually be the floor covering and lighting. An expensive, showy crystal chandelier is usually the last item to be installed.

How about your life? Are you building a strong foundation first or is your life about a showy crystal chandelier? Are you focused upon what you need to do or what you want out of life? Is your crystal chandelier a new car, the latest phone, new clothes or more money?

There is nothing wrong with having a crystal chandelier. We just need to arrange first things, first.

Our relationship with God is like that. First things, first. First develop a strong relationship with your Creator. This starts with knowing Who God is. You can begin with reading your bible everyday. The best time for most of us is first thing in the morning, before the routines of the day get in our way. Attending church and worshiping with like minded believers and studying with others in a mid week bible group is helpful to develop the relationship with God.

While doing these things, have prayerful conversations with God starting each day, during the day and at that last minute before going to sleep. Remember, while these things will build your relationship, you must go through your day living your life as God would have you do.

God will give you your crystal chandelier. Build your life on God’s instructions and when the time has come, He will give you your crystal chandelier when you get to Heaven.

Today’s Prayer: “Dear God, Thank you for sending your son, Jesus, to be my Cornerstone which I can build my relationship with you upon. Help me to live today for you…First things, first. Amen.”