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When it comes to serving God, we must allow Him to lead and guide us. The Bible teaches us we cannot serve two masters; either we will hate the one and love the other, or else we will love the one and hate the other. There is only room for one God in our hearts. When we try, or allow something or someone, to replace Him; it is called idolatry.
At times our emotions and feelings attempt to take God’s position as number one in our hearts. Because of our feelings we reject God and His word. We ignore what He says for our own sense of right and wrong. I believe it’s why so many struggle in their lives, especially in their walk with God.
God first — only one God: the Father of our Lord Jesus. The Bible teaches us to remember the Lord in all we do, and then He will give us success. We have to decide who is first in our lives. We choose whom we will serve. “You shall have no other gods before or besides Me” (Exodus 20:3). There is not room for two gods — only one. We all have to decide for ourselves whom we will serve. What we fight against is: Who is in control, God or self?
You see, pleasure is obtained quickly and benefits us now (or we think it does). The benefits of serving and loving God are often in the future. So we all have to decide for ourselves. My hope and prayer is for all of us to decide with finality God is first, and I will serve Him — and Him alone.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, August 8, 2016 @ 6:08 AM CDT
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