Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30
Hopefully most of you reading this today made it to church on Easter Sunday. Traditionally this is the day many unchurched people come out of the woodwork and make their way to worship somewhere. Others even if they are believers may get lazy and make excuses that church will be too crowded that day so they will stay home. Even some believers just really have not made God a priority and have other idols in their lives that have taken them away from worshipping each weekend or even making time daily for Him.The minister where I attended church on Easter made a profound statement to close his message. Chris Hodges, Pastor of Church of the Highlands, Birmingham, Alabama, said the following: "For a believer Earth is as close as you will ever get to Hell. For a non believer Earth is as close to Heaven as you will ever get." Think about those statements for a while.Do you love the Lord? If not why not? And if you say you do and someone were to arrest you would there be enough evidence to convict you of loving the Lord? Are you sold out to Him?PRAYER: Lord Jesus I pray today for those reading this who may not love you very much. I pray you will help the things of the world not capture them and drag them away from spending time with you. Give me eyes to see and ears to hear those things you want to teach me as well. In Jesus' name. Amen.