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WhoisFirstA few more thoughts for the beginning of this year. Isaiah 48:12 states: “I AM HE; I AM THE FIRST, I ALSO AM THE LAST.”

We know factually that God is FIRST. He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. But is He FIRST in our daily experience? This is a challenge to me.

My thoughts are usually of the LORD the moment I wake. I love to read His precious Word before anything else I do. However, I have a problem which I am sure you face also. I prefer to read my literal Bible (my flesh and blood Bible), but often I turn on my iPhone while still lying in bed to get my first thoughts and message of the day from God.

But many times a message will appear on my iPhone as I’m turning to my Bile! It can be tempting to check it. And if I check that, other things appear! Oh, what a distraction! Will I be tempted? A thousand times No. I hear the word in my heart—FIRST! Who is first in my life? Who am I going to make first in my life? God of course!

Therefore, I make it a habit to discard anything that appears on my iPhone as I go to the Word. I DILIGENTLY resist it with all my heart. I DETERMINE to resist it. For God is FIRST! He must be FIRST in every action.

Are we phonies? Or is God truly FIRST?

As we embark on this New Year, can you join with me to make God FIRST in every thought and action. And let’s be strong to read His Word first before letting that iPhone take over.

Love to you today,

Nancy Campbell

Read also: Isaiah 41:4; 43:10; 44:6; 48:12; Revelation 1:8, 11, 17; 2:8; 21:6; and 22:13.

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Nancy Campbell is an internationally known author, speaker, and authority on Biblical Motherhood and Family.

Called to the encouragement and lifting up of wives, mothers, and women throughout the world as Director of the Above Rubies Ministry, she is the author of 6 books, as well as,  numerous teaching CDs and several DVD's.

As author and publisher of the Above Rubies Magazine with a circulation of over 130.000 issues per printing, this wonderful magazine is provided at no-cost to subscribers in over 100 countries around the world.

Ministering to wives, mothers, and women with Godly counsel and encouragement, this magazine is a God-send to many. Nancy often speaks at numerous women's seminars and retreats throughout the year also.

Believing God’s plan for mothers is "building godly generations", she seeks to impart God’s truth to the next generation and their children too.

Nancy invites you to study all of the materials offered and to thoroughly comb the website for articles and stories that will encourage, motivate and build up your desire to fulfill God's plan for your life.

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