Over the last couple of weeks, I have found that putting the Lord first is what truly makes me happy.
But "putting the Lord first" has always been kind of a hard concept for me to grasp. It was always somewhat foreign to me because I never knew what exactly I needed to do to accomplish it. However, what I've found is that putting the Lord first means having the desire to be a better person and doing the little things. Because by having that desire, you are exercising the Lord's Atonement.
For me, I couldn't just wake up one day and say "hey! I want to put the Lord first!", my thought process began with "I want to be a better person by studying and pondering my scriptures every single night"
And once I started studying my scriptures,
I began praying better,
and once I started praying better,
I wanted to start reading conference talks more,
and once I started reading conference talks,
I started feeling the Spirit ALL THE TIME,
and now that I feel the Spirit with me at all times and in all things and in all places,
I can't tell you the difference I have felt in my life.