11:11 Putting Jesus first at all times.
When we see 11:11 or 1:11 it is a reminder to trust in our Lord Jesus at all times. We are to put him first above all things.
Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment~
And he answered, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Jesus said , “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Jesus first and foremost yearns to have a relationship with us. The only way to put Him first in our lives is to devote our time to Him. We cannot put Jesus first when we are going about our daily activities living and focusing on our own time. Christ lives outside of time, He is not more concerned about us making an appointment rather than us stopping and planting a seed in someone whom He puts in our path. The only way to put Jesus first is to live by His time. What may seem like an interruption in our lives could truly be a divine intervention if we would just surrender our time to Him. When we give Jesus our time, we are telling Him we will serve Him and to use us however He needs to use us to glorify His name. Jesus is first in the bible, first in heaven, first in the universe, and first here on earth, four ones. When I see 11:11 I just think of it as a reminder to put Jesus first in my life above all things, even above my time. I believe this is one of the biggest struggles a lot of us deal with. With work, kids, chores, errands, and so many other things going on that takes up our time, it can definitely be a challenge. This is why it is important to practice including Christ in everything we do. He wants us to confide and ask Him about every situation in our lives. He wants us to ask Him what we need to do in every decision we make. The only way, and I mean only way for us to put Him first is to live on His time, not ours. 11:11 is not some miraculous sign, just an icon. Not an idol, just a reminder. My reminder that Jesus comes first before everything, and that I am not living by the worlds time, I am living in Christ Jesus, I will go where he goes and move when he moves. The time is now!
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. Psalm 62:8
❤ PRAYING BLESSINGS ☛ For All OF YOU ❤
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
- Grace, Hope, and Holy Living (christianitymatters.wordpress.com)
- The Inner Struggle Of The Christian – Romans 7 (answersfromthebook.org)
- TRUST – Is The Word (gibsongirl247.wordpress.com)