Categories, Getting Aligned with God Series

Getting Aligned with God: Prioritizing

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Good Morning!

We are now at the final step in our Getting Aligned with God series! The final step is to prioritize our lives to where God comes first in everything! Giving God His rightful place in our heart and our life. Just as now that He sits on the throne of heaven, He should sit on the throne of our heart as not only our Savior but also as our Lord! When we give our lives to God, when we ‘get saved’ we always remember that Jesus died on the Cross to forgive our sins, be our Savior, and make us right with God. Along the way we often forget that He is also our Lord! Meaning, He should be the governing body of our heart and our life. This is what distinguishes us from the world and moves us from being more than just believers but disciples of Jesus Christ.

I’m a week late in posting this final step because I was so sick last week that the last thing I wanted to do was write a blog post. Yep that sick. I had to make myself a priority because if I hadn’t I would have continued to be sick or gotten worse. This is how we need to look at our life when we consider getting our priorities in order. If we don’t, our situations, circumstances could get worse and we’ll remain stuck where we don’t want to be. This picture came to mind when I was thinking of priorities, there’s an order.  God's order of marriage Just as God has a model for marriage, the same goes for our lives whether married or single. Our relationship with God is THE most important and should come first in our lives. It should take precedence in the choices that we make and the people we surround ourselves with. When we make God the priority, when we put Him in His rightful place in our life, He begins to line things up for us. This upcoming weekend my Hubby and I will celebrate 14 years of marriage!! I was lying in bed thinking of our honeymoon weekend, which was not this big getaway to a tropical island, but I remembered that we didn’t even have a car when we got married and we didn’t even have our own place! But God! So if you don’t know my story, I’ll share a bit here, but you can get the full story in my book, Love, Jesus, Sex: Experiences & Lessons Learned.  Before my husband and I got married, we’d had sex outside of marriage not just in our relationship with each other but with others before we met. We were all out-of-order! When we decided to get married and do things God’s way, it’s as if He rolled out the red carpet for us! The way that He provided for our rings, my dress, even the hotel suite we stayed in. I even remember that somehow we’d both gotten a nice income tax check so that we were able to enjoy our honeymoon weekend and were able to eat at our top choice restaurants that we’d always wanted to try but couldn’t because we were broke college students LOL! Even after we got married, he blessed me with a new job because when we got married I was working at Ruby Tuesday as a server! Then, after the job came our own apartment and then He gave us favor with the owner of the building we lived in and got us a brand new washer and dryer for only $300! The blessings kept coming! We’d go to church and there were couples that would just pass us cards with money in them! When we got our act together, when we got aligned with God, He began to bless us and move in our lives. He began to guide us into the plans He had for us but He began to do the work in us to prepare us for the purpose He has for us individually and together as husband and wife.

If you’re stuck in your life right now and nothing’s changing or moving then perhaps your priorities are all out-of-order. Take a look at your life and see where you’ve placed God. What/who have you put in place as lord of your life? There’s an order, a flow that leads to alignment with God. And it should always begin with God.

If you need support, have more questions or just need someone to hold you accountable and pray with you throughout this process, there’s a Facebook group that I’ve created just for this. If you’re interested, click here!

Be blessed and encouraged,

Shannon

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A Day of Hope 2012

Shannon Taylor, Founder Savin' it for Hubby
Shannon Taylor, Founder Savin’ it for Hubby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last month Savin’ it for Hubby participated in a local community outreach called A Day of Hope 2012. A Day of Hope Foundation was founded by Jim & Lynne Fetsko (www.adayofhopefoundation.org). Their mission is to bring Hope to the people in our community by connecting them with available resources to address their spiritual, emotional and physical needs.  The event was a complete success but the most amazing was people there received Christ!!!

I’ve added pictures from the event to the Gallery page. I want to thank the wonderful women who contributed to Savin’ it for Hubby being able to go and give out gift bags and info to the community.  You ladies are awesome and there’s no way I could have done this without you!! Thank you so much!!

First I want to thank Melanie Bailey for your support and your talents in face painting! LOL!! Thank you a million for being there!!! Love to you!

I also thank my God friend Kat Ponds. Thank you so much for your generous donation.  You are beyond awesome!  Check her out at www.koinoniajuiceplus.com!

I thank Keshia Levy at Royal Harvest.  Thanks for always supporting SIFH and for your generous donation, prayers and words of wisdom.  You’re truly appreciated! For more information on Royal Harvest go to www.royalharvest.co

I also thank Kim Lazarus of A Godly Woman.com (www.agodlywoman.com) and Minister Galetha Beard of Women of Vision.  Thank you ladies soooooo much.  May God continue to bless all that you do for His Kingdom.

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon