before anything else"
is what devout people have been saying for long.
if you go to church first thing
in the morning
before doing anything:
before eating and drinking something,
before having breakfast,
before going to work,
before exercising, etc.
is putting God first.
And if you're Catholic
and you attend the first mass
before going through your daily routine,
and the first thing that goes into your stomach
is the Holy Eucharist during Communion,
you're doing something extraordinary
only very few people do!
Think of the blessings you'll receive
in the coming days.
And the blessings will come,
not pertaining to money and riches
and worldly wealth,
but those that material things
can never match or equal.
And they are Wisdom and Enlightenment,
Knowledge and Understanding,
Realization of your existence,
Guidance on your journey through life, etc.
These things will make you a better human,
full of the knowledge of God
and full of love and compassion for your fellow humans.
Nothing else compares to them
even if you have all the riches and wealth in this world.
And these very things
are the only things that matter to God.