Jump to Questions

This topic is adapted from the PursueGOD Video YouTube channel.

Who “sits on the throne” of your life? Who do you put first in your life? Are you a person who prayerfully presents your needs before the Lord and patiently waits for him to answer before taking action? Are you a person who acts in the moment and maybe prays later for God to fix it?

[Related: Trusting God in Desperate Times]

Most of us would probably love to answer “yes” to the first question. We would love to say that we always put God first. But that doesn’t always play out in everyday life.

God Deserves to Be First in Our Lives

Romans 11:33-36 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.

We Should Let God Be First in Our Lives

Romans 12:1-2 And so…I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Evaluate Yourself

  • Your priorities

Romans 12:1 I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

  • Your thoughts

Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

  • Your actions

Romans 12:2 Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

[Related: Take a Priority Inventory]

Discussion Questions:

  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Which person are you: the person who prays first, then acts. Or, the person who acts and then prays? Explain.
  4. Read Romans 11: 33-36. What does this passage say about God? Why is it important to recognize that God is big enough to handle or problems?
  5. Give an example of a time when God stepped in to help you in your time of need.
  6. What are some things that get in the way of making God a priority in your life?
  7. Read Romans 12:1-2 How will you  make God more of a priority in your life?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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