When you order yourself to the divine first, then the divine will give you the strength, encouragement and fortitude to make it through the constant, difficult challenges that will come up in your family life.
When you point yourself to God first, then God will equip you for your family life.
And your work life.
And your church life.
Because a God-first orientation teaches that some things are ok and some things are not. Loving God with all that you have means that you’re making the choice to channel everything you do through the God-love filter.
On January 7, 2018, we honored the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson as our Pastor Emeritus with preaching from The Rev. Teresa Hord Owens “Terri,” General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).