Are you truly devoted to God or do you feel He is some historical figure? Do you feel good when you say that you are a Christian because you believe in Him? Do you REALLY want to spend time with Him and get excited about it? Do you take Him off the shelf when it is convenient? Do you make time in your day for prayer and Bible reading? Do you feel like being on the rolls of a church is all that is needed and people who do too much are fanatics?
1 Timothy 2:1-6 says "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time."
In Exodus 20:3 it clearly states this command "You shall have no other gods before me.' Many are devoted to so much more in this life than the King of kings and Lord of Lords. Proverbs 24:21 tells us"My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise." This clearly indicates our first love should be the Lord.
Getting close to the celebration of our nations birthday, July 4th, makes me think of how many people call themselves Christians simply because they live in the United States, which was in fact founded on biblical principles. But are these 'Christians' really in love with the Lord or do they only only use the name?
I challenge you to make Jesus your first love. When you love someone you want to be with them all the time. I think of young lovers, engaged couples, newlyweds. They just want to always be together and get to know more and more about each other. That is how we should be with God. Start today to commit to read at least one chapter a day in Proverbs. Today is July 2nd so read Chapter 2. Then pray God would open your eyes to the truth and give you a hunger for him and his word. Be blessed to be a blessing.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for another day you have given us. Each day is truly a gift. You love us so much so we should love you back. Forgive us for putting other things before you. In Jesus name, Amen!