What’s At Your Very Center?

What Should Come First?
What Should Come First?

What’s at the very center of your life?

You know what most people say, right?


Hands down.

Me too.

Cheryl and Chapin.

Yet it is Jesus that allows this miracle, of Family and Love, to bloom.

So do we, or should we, put Jesus before or after Family?

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. My ultimate purpose in life is to glorify God.

    All else falls into place as I do that.

    My marriage is a covenant relationship between God, Meg and me. I glorify Him through my upholding of that covenant. Our relationship is to be modeled after Christ’s with the church.

    Ephesians 5 offers incredible guidance!

    25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30for we are members of his body.

    My children are a blessing from God. It’s my job to raise them to love the Lord, through my example and instruction. Proverbs and Psalms offer a wealth of guidance.
    But it was established with Abraham and Sarah and God blessing them with children, when Sarah wasn’t able to have any and laid down by Moses after receiving the Ten Commandments – 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

    Also, the letters to Timothy (1st & 2nd) and Titus are a great source comfort and instruction in my walk with Christ.

    Sorry for all the references, but it’s just so rich and amazing! =)

  2. Wow, what rich and insightful words. Thank you for investing your time to share them here.

    I often struggle with the concept of putting anything about my wife and child.

    The reality, as a Christian, is Jesus is the center of everything.


  3. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
    Matthew 6:32-34

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