Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. ( Matthew 24:37) We must love God more than anyone or anything, more than our father, our mother, our children, even our mate.
Luke chapter 12 states: Do you think that I came to provide peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
The one who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and the one who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. (Matthew 10:37) And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
Shocking statements from Jesus giving you a heads up that putting anyone or anything above God first is folly and makes us live a selfish and sinful life. For many loving the world will be their doom. Loving money, your job, sports teams, entertainment, cars, homes, sex, and any worldly pleasure before loving Jesus and the Father is just wrong.
Do you begin your day with prayer and thanksgiving ending your day the same way? Or does the worries of the world choke out the love, joy, peace and faith and willingness to serve God in your life?
Now by all means you should love your mate and children and family with all your heart but not more than your Creator who loves you more than any human could possibly love you. The One who loves you so much that he sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.
If God knows the number of hairs on your head don’t you think He knows your heart and knows your needs? Don’t you realize He has a plan for your life when He said “ For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.(Jeremiah 29:11) “
You should know the signs of the times and how close we are to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Make an effort to surrender totally to Jesus. Ask Him to help you where you lack faith and confidence and spend everyday living Holy without which we will not see the kingdom of God. It’s not impossible you know. When you blow it just repent from your heart and move forward.
John 10 says the word of faith is in your heart and in your mouth that if you believe that Jesus is Lord and believe God raised Him from the dead and speak it out with your mouth you will be saved for all who call on the name of the Lord He will in no way cast out. All must come to repentance and confess Jesus. He loves you and will be with you forever.
Pray sincerely and ask Jesus to fill you with the Holy Spirit and fire and give you a new heart. He will do it and won’t give you something else. Then you will begin to know Him and what the Holy Spirit is saying to the body of Christ today. Study and read your Bible and don’t be ignorant of the true message of the Gospel. Forget about what’s going on in the world with rumors of war and political upheaval, just believe the word of God when He said “ I will never leave you nor forsake you even to the end of the age….