Jesus taught us to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. That means, we should not love anything in this world more than God.
The Lord desires to help us be good “stewards” or managers of our lives. This includes our time, money, reputation and relationships. In order to live the Spirit Filled Life we cannot allow the love of money, power or pride to get in the way.
The Lord is our God, and King, and we are His servants. EVERYTHING in our life belongs to Him!
LUKE 10:27, NIV
27 He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
PHILIPPIANS 2:14, NIV
14 Do everything without complaining or arguing,”
1 CORINTHIANS 16:14, NIV
14 Do everything in love.
We know that EVERYTHING in our lives belongs to God, but sometimes we take things back and pretend that we are in charge of our lives, or certain areas of them.
Today, start living in reality by acknowledging that EVERYTHING belongs to Him.
As you pray, give each area of your life back over to God’s control including your: finances, future, spouse, kids, schoolwork, friends, sports, church, family, illnesses, job/career, ministry, everything.
“Lord God, you own everything, I am not in charge. Even though I think I am sometimes, we both know the truth. Help me to live in this reality.”