GOD FOCUSED OR PEOPLE FOCUSED?Are you more concerned about what God thinks of you or concerned more about your image in front of people? First of all God loves you and he is waiting for you to fully, completely love Him back. This does not mean token attendance at church each Sunday. Check the block and done for another week. No but He wants you to love Him with all your heart, soul, and mind. If all you ever do is just attend church out of obligation with no real love behind it what good is that? Sure you are exposed to the true word of God by your attendance at a Bible teaching church.But being God focused is way more than Sunday morning.
Are you ashamed of God? I hope not for it says in Mark 8:38 "For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamedwhen he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” I take note of the recent decision in the Democratic National Convention to try to oust God from their platform. During the televised vote there were way more' nays' than there were 'ayes' but never the less the ayes took it against the wish of the screaming delegates. This saddened me a great deal. Wonder what God was thinking during all this. We can not keep shoving him out of our lives and expect to keep being blessed as a nation.
So is your delight more in what man thinks of you or about God? in John 12:43 there is a verse that says "for they loved praise from men more than praise from God." There may be people in churches today who think it is a little overboard to do more than Sunday. Sure you can have socials and picnics and bazaars but where is the time during the week you are encouraged to read your Bible and focus on Jesus?
God does not like to be second place, or third place or not in your life at all. People can not save you. Only God can save you. In Proverbs 29:25 it says "Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe." Who do you trust in today? Have you truly asked Jesus to be Lord of your life? The time is now to put him first!
PRAYER:Forgive me Lord when I have cared more about the opinions of others than of pleasing you. In Jesus Name. Amen.