It's like you have to make a choice. What's more important.. this thing in front of you, or God? Well obviously you are going to say God.
But it's not always so easy is it?
Consider what all the world offers: a place to live, things to do, ways to entertain yourself, ways to keep busy, jobs to earn a living, a job you can take pride in, family to love and care for, volunteer jobs and the whole gambit.
The world offers it all to us.
Ways to gain recognition for ourselves or for our family.
It's SO easy to get enticed by the world and what it offers.
But we need to remember this: the world will pass away.
Everything in this world will be gone.
When I remember this it makes it easy to make choices you know?
But regrettably my memory is as fleeting as this world.
I don't remember that five seconds ago I had a choice.. do I do my devotions or do I play a video game? Guess which I chose for a while? Yeah.. the video game. Which is more important? GOD.
I should know better. I do know better. But for a moment in time I forget.
And I shouldn't forget.
God is SO much more important.
He's worth talking to and spending time with and getting to know better and everything.
He is NOT fleeting or momentary.
And I am so forgetful of that.
And it grieves my heart.
I wish I wasn't like this.
I wish I could always make the right choices all the time.
and I don't.
Then I have to come to God and say I'm sorry. Help me to see you more clearly all the time.
Help me to LOVE YOU MORE than the things the world offers.
And for a while God does that.
And then I forget again and have to come to God again.
His mercies are so new every single morning.
He forgives me and helps me to move forward again.
Praise be to the Lord God.
The God of my fathers(parents) the God of this country (though it often forgets that as well) and the God of this world...this ever so troubled and sin-filled world. HE IS GOD and There is NONE other like him.
Do you not think we could remember him more often?
Let me this day choose God.
Let me remember that he is more important than this world I live in.
Let me see what that REALLY means in my life. To always choose God first.
This is my prayer.
I pray that it is always yours.