God declares, “When you come into the land which I give you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest” (Leviticus 23:10 NIV). — This divine establishment of God’s order is actually the root, the foundation that governs the rest. “For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches” (Romans 11:16 NKJV). The first represents the total. In other words, whatever you do with the first governs what happens to the rest. By presenting all firsts to God during this first month of the year you are establishing His redeeming covenant for it! All firsts belong to God! — “Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow…” (Proverbs 3:9–10 NKJV).

You can put God first in every area of your life by:

Praying: Give God the First of your day. When you wake in the morning, seek Him with your First thoughts and prayers.

Planning: Where do you want to be 365 days from today? Seek clear direction from God for everything in your life. Write it down and keep it accessible daily. Let it get deep into your spirit.

Making an offering: When you give your first fruits offering, you are planting a seed for the remainder of the year. There is a greater portion that awaits you- Your sacrificial offering will be a seed for blessings the remainder of the year. According to Ezekiel 44, when you present your First Fruits offering, it will cause a blessing to rest upon your house!

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