Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Today Reminder - 22 August 2012 (You alone)

My prayer for you for today is that you will worship God and God alone, in Jesus name.

1 John 5:21
Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts.

You alone – Jesus replied, "The Scriptures say, 'You must worship the LORD your God
 and serve only Him.' (Luke 4)

Today the Holy Spirit reminded me of something so important and something that we can easily get wrong. When you heart belongs to God, nothing should take that place – ever. And thinking of all the temptations that this world can lay at your feet, the Spirit guided me in bringing some old reminders back from scripture:

"You must serve only the LORD your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.” (Exodus 23)

"You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me. But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands. (Exodus 20)

Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments." (Matthew 22)

My dear friend, idolatry will destroy us. Do not let the things of this world take the place of God in your life.  God is very clear on this point throughout the Bible and in any event where His people replaced Him with another god, they struggled through hardships and problems. But everyone that loved God and God alone, saw great success in their lives as they follow Him. David destroyed Goliath, Gideon defeated an army larger than his own without even going to battle, Elijah challenged the prophets of baal and destroyed them, Moses walked through the red sea on dry land, and so it goes on and on of people putting God first and overcoming many challenges. Where is God in your life today? 

Come with me today as we place God first in our lives and love Him with all our hearts, all your souls, and all your minds.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus

Cheers