1. Love God above all else
We read in Deuteronomy 6:5, the core duty of every human being is, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” (ESV, also verses 11:13, 13:3, 30:6).
We also see this reiterated in the New Testament by Jesus Himself (Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27). This is the core foundation of human existence; to love God first.
When one bases their life on any other foundation, they cannot live their life to the fullness. God created us to be in fellowship with Him. When we are not, our lives are out of sync with reality.
The Christian’s love of God must be at the center of their walk of faith. It must be the reason we choose to do ministry or any other task God has called us to do.
When you put God first, you are putting yourself in a position for Him to use you for His purpose.