What is the most important thing to you?
Loving and worshiping God should be the most important thing in the world to us. Listen to how King David describes it in Psalm 27:
Psalm27:4. One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
David is reminding us that there is nothing better in life than knowing and loving God. And there is nothing better than being with God. Why? Because God is the best. He’s the best at loving us, and he’s the best at giving us exactly what we need.
As you grow up, all kinds of other things are going to try to be the most important thing in your life. And many of these things will even be good. Things like playing a sport, or having a boyfriend or girlfriend, or getting good grades. Sometimes adults make their job the most important thing. Or their family. Or how they look. Or their education. It’s very easy for things to become more important than God in our hearts. But we must remember two important things when this starts to happen:
First, all of those good things that are trying to become the most important thing came from God in the first place. So let those good things point your heart to the BEST thing – God!
Second, all of those good things will let you down eventually. Thigs break. Teams lose. People let you down. And if these things are your most important thing then you will likely feel sad or angry when that happens.
But when Jesus is your best, when Jesus is most important, you never have to worry about him letting you downHe will always love you and always be with you. You can always go to him, and pray to him, and count on him, forever.
Because of Jesus loving and worshiping God can be our most important thing.
With Jesus we don’t have to ever be afraid of losing our most important thing.
DO SOMETHING TOGETHER
Have everyone name something that is very important to them. Ask, “What is one way this thing might let you down?” Remind each other that God will never disappoint us. He’ll never let us down.
Jesus, you are the most important person to me. Help me to know that I will never spend a single moment without you. Amen.