What is most important?

I have a necklace that I really like, it’s a cross and a map of Africa, separate, but hanging together on one chain.  When I put it on in the morning, I make sure the cross is resting on top of Africa, but I have noticed that it often drifts back behind. I put it back on top if I notice it has drifted, or if I think of it throughout the day.  This necklace scenario nails my relationship with God.  A book that I’ve started, plus some recent conversations, have brought this out ever so clearly!  I try to start my days with bible and prayer, giving work and worries to the Lord, but somehow, during the day, I forget and take everything back into my hands and Africa ends up hiding the cross. What I consider most important certainly shows in my words and actions.  Oh, how I long for being able to keep God in front of my eyes and in my heart 24/7, first before my work and my plans and my everyday life.  May the Lord have mercy and grant a fierce hunger for his love and his direction, ie his work and his plans, all day every day.

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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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