First One

We have people

that we go to first


with heartache

and anger

and excitement


They are the close ones

who listen to our hearts


And what if

we sought God first


with heartache

and anger

and excitement


That He would be the One

to remind us who we are


when we forget

and listen to lies


That He would be the One

to laugh with us


when all is hilarious


That He would be the One

to mourn with us


when our hearts are broken


That He would be the One

to calm us


when unfairness plagues us


That He would be the One

to be still


with us….


God with us


He is the first

and the best friend


we will ever have


And we will hear

the most perfect response

from Him alone


– Susie Stewart


So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.

Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.

– Colossians 3:1-4 (MSG)


So don’t be afraid. I am here, with you; don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, help you. I am here with My right hand to make right and to hold you up.

–  Isaiah 41:10 (VOICE)


For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

– Zephaniah 3;17 (NLT)


Photo by Susie Stewart