Define in your own words the idea of “first” and “second” things. What is the goal of SoulCare relative to first and second things?

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      Geraldine
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      It’s not a matter of priorities, but centrality!
      Keep the “first thing” at the core of one’s life, and let the rest of the legitimate things (“second) rotate around it. (“Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”)

      The goal of SoulCare is to ignite a greater love for the first thing (God – the highest love), and this is what it really matters! When one’s vision is centred on Him – the ‘second things’ no longer matters as much. With or without them, the love, joy and rest and peace of God doesn’t diminish.

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      Lavina
      Participant

      The concept of first and second things really helps to put life into an eternal perspective. First things refers to God’s ultimate desire for me: a relationship with him that allows me to fully enjoy him. Second things refer to the things that I desire that align with what God really desires for me as well. Second things might be things that allow me to enjoy God, or they might be things that hinder me from enjoying God. In order to experience first things fully I will need to be willing to hold second things as desires and not as demands. The goal of soul care in relation to first and second things is to ignite a passion in the individual to pursue first things.

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      Chantra
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      First and second things is a way to get your priorities aligned with your purpose for living. We were created to give God glory and bear His image. First things are the things that need to come first. Second things are nice, desired, but not essential to salvation or drawing closer to Christ. The goal of Soul Care is to go on a journey with someone and agree to discovering the roots and highest desires to be Christ like as our goal.

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      Our Daily Bread
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