In the book of Haggai, the prophet relays a message from the Lord of Hosts to the people of Israel. He says, “Consider your ways!” because their ways were not the Lord’s ways. Today, we can glean from this passage that the key to getting what we need in our lives is to focus on what God wants for our lives. God’s priorities must become our priorities.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.