What does God expect from us? He expects and requires all that we have, our entire heart. He wants the part of us that we used to reserve for our own desires, our big plans, our secret wishes. He wants that part of you that will go just so far for others but forsake all for self. He wants that part of you that tirelessly, aimlessly seeks it’s own satisfaction.
It is a surrender unlike anything you have ever known, or have you? Many people will give their all to something, a cause, a job, a relationship, a hobby, an addiction!
That’s the same realestate that Jesus wants to occupy! He wants and needs to be in that place because He gave all to acquire those that will not perish! He paid the ultimate price. Reviled and betrayed, dying a painful death, conquering hell and sin. It took all of His faculties, as God and Man to overcome the task of securing Our eternity!
What part of YOU have you tucked away in reserves? Can you surrender that now to Jesus?! He wants your willingness, your faith, your obedience, your impulse, your first point of contact to be geared towards His will!
There is no earthly gain or experience that can compare or satisfy. You will never know that type of Peace and Prosperity until you do!
Making God your #1 is a lifelong endeavor but it is a second by second choice. It doesn’t take much for His will to take the back seat. We need to constantly be mindful of this and self check.
Since He is 100% committed to helping us, you can pray to the Lord for strength and guidance on how to stay In His Grace and on your face!
Nothing is more important that your relationship with HIM! Allow the Holy spirit to direct your paths. this includes whom you associate with, what you do with your time, where you go, how you speak and conduct yourself. It includes your relationships, friendships, finances, work, spending habits, everything!
Bet you didn’t realize until that last paragraph how much of your life & activities is a witness of where you stand with Him!
Make your moments count by counting Him in! & Have a blessed everything!
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But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
He must increase, but I must decrease.”
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.