Sunday, May 22, 2016

Christ will NEVER leave us: how to be reassured of this fact

Please forgive me for hiding something from you!

1. Idols I have noticed around me in today's world are, money, people and love the world's version of sex. 
2. To be honest, one way I have been guilty of this sin is by putting my little brother above my own goals and having a desire for him that I believe may be God's. 
3. I will stop believing that my desire is above God about my brother and his spiritual and physical growth. I will choose to believe that it is the Lord's fight not mine. This is how I will ultimately show God how much I love Him more then my little brother. 

Exodus 20:1-17 NIV
[1] And God spoke all these words: [2] “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. [3] “You shall have no other gods before me. [4] “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. [5] You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, [6] but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. [7] “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. [8] “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. [9] Six days you shall labor and do all your work, [10] but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. [11] For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. [12] “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. [13] “You shall not murder. [14] “You shall not commit adultery. [15] “You shall not steal. [16] “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. [17] “You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Micah 6:6-8 NIV
[6] With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? [7] Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? [8] He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Matthew 6:19-24 NIV
[19] “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. [20] But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. [21] For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. [22] “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. [23] But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! [24] “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

I have a horrible habit of obsessing in my mind about people instead of letting the Man and Lord Jesus consume me with his jealous love. 
Now, no one else can give me this love for it is pure and unrelenting. He chases me DOWN and if I am not careful, captures my heart and spirit in the pursuit! 
What do I mean? I mean that just because someone is really nice and sweet to you does not mean that you have the right to idolize them in your mind! The Savior and King will become Jealous in no time and like I said, pursue you to the fullest way he knows what is best! 
Here's a lesson: people come and go but Jesus will NEVER leave! 

I love you all! 

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