As a Christian, your number 1 priority should be God, at every season of your life. While other life and relationship priorities may keep changing depending on circumstances and seasons of your life, the priority number 1 should always be reserved for God and God alone; any drift from that leads to idolatry.
An idol is something that you value above God. Do you have any idol in your life? Ask God to show you if you have prioritized anything or anybody else above Him and if He says “yes”, change the order immediately.
For any relationship to grow and sustain, communication is needed. The more you communicate and share about you and know about the other person, the more the relationship is strengthened. This is true in case of your relationship with God as well. If you want to grow closer to God, you must communicate with Him often.
How do you communicate with God? Through Prayer (You speak with God) and God speaks with you (Reading and meditating on God’s word)
We live in a world where temptations and distractions are everywhere. You don’t have to look for them. If you switch on your TV, it is there. If you step out of your home, it is there. If you go to your school or college or office or even Church, it is there. Obeying God is the essence of abundant life in Christ. Obedience to God brings immense joy, purpose and fulfillment.
As Christians, we must love everyone, especially the God given relationships. However, we must be careful not to put any relationship or person above God. No one can love you more than the one who gave His life for you, on the cross and He alone deserves your first love.
Mathew 10 – He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
In the world of social media, insecurities and comparison, we tend to make our choices and decisions for the approval of people. We seek to please people and look perfect in their eyes. The goal of a Christian must be to please God, not man.
A Christian must be Heavenly minded. We must live like others who do not know God. They live to earn as much money as possible and to please themselves. We as Christians, have a higher calling, as high as Heaven.
Luke 12:34-For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Exodus 20:3-Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
1 Timothy 3:5-(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Luke 12:22-34-And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
Deuteronomy 6:5-And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Mark 8:36-37-For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
John 14:15-If ye love me, keep my commandments.
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