First Things First (Everything)

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God is concerned about our souls above anything else. We should learn to be the same way.
— Keion Givens

Good morning iGodYou Family. There is something so amazing this morning that I want to talk about and it’s the most important thing in the world called God.

I know this is a new year and as you can tell God is doing some new things. There is an amazing amount of grace and favor stored up for the righteous and it’s amazing to see God cash in on that investment. He’s so awesome when he does that he is so smart.

Well this morning I woke up with tunnel vision. Happens every morning but this time much more direct. I woke up with a thirst for the voice of God. After all that happened yesterday with the releasing of my first song and all, I went throughout my day desperately seeking something. Something that had nothing to do with man but everything to do with God. As you can tell I’m a spirit filled believer who desperately seeks and depends on the spirit. My flesh has always and will always fail me. The spirit of God on the inside is what’s most important. So even after being shocked by the amazing amount of love and publicity I noticed this feeling never left. There was no overly excited or super pumped up or prideful moment at all. (In which thank God for it lets me know I am actually growing). Seriously though there was just peace and tranquillity and gratefulness. Simply because I was still depending on something.

After getting home from work reading the responses and comments I was gifted with an amazing opportunity to go and serve a fellow neighbor at the Hospital. Seeing him like that wasn’t the best for me but I was able to see him and that’s all that mattered. My church member who suggested us going led us in prayer and something amazing happened. The presence and power of God was present as it was supposed to. Did I fail to mention we only had 15 minutes to see him before visiting hours were over. So all of this happened really fast. So we leave I get home only to talk to a few friends and do some work. I get a video call from one of my brothers in Christ who literally spoke from the mouth of God. Everything I was feeling he spoke on and as well as encouraged me. It really put everything in perspective because of course God knew my heart was seeking something that no one could give me at the time. Something that went past the accolades, congratulations and etc.. My soul wanted to hear only one voice God’s voice because that was the only thing that matters when everything is said when everything ceases. His word is all that will stand. Me being his son and his sheep I want to know if he is proud my father and shepherd. Truth is I appreciate everything and everyone but if I ever lose my appreciation for my father or my hunger or my fear and my ear to hear. I lose my everything. First things first!! GOD OVER EVERYTHING!!!

The Holy Spirit led to these passages of scripture that put me in the very voice and heart of God. Which has a name the one and only“Jesus Christ” the living word of God.

“We all live off his generous bounty, gift after gift after gift. We got the basics from Moses, and then this exuberant giving and receiving, This endless knowing and understanding— all this came through Jesus, the Messiah. No one has ever seen God, not so much as a glimpse. This one-of-a-kind God-Expression, who exists at the very heart of the Father, has made him plain as day.”

‭‭John‬ ‭1:16-18‬ ‭MSG‬‬

““Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last.” To that they said, “Well, what do we do then to get in on God’s works?” Jesus said, “Throw your lot in with the One that God has sent. That kind of a commitment gets you in on God’s works.””

‭‭John‬ ‭6:27-29‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Really meditate on these scriptures and allow the Holy Spirit to give you a deeper understanding. I pray this helps you the way it’s helping me. I pray that you never lose sight on what matters the most in this world.

Remember God is Love & iGodYou

– Keion Givens