Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Are You Worthy?

"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me.

And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

And he who does not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of Me.

He who finds his life will lose it,
and he who loses his life for My sake, will find it."
Matthew 10:37-39 NKJV

It's easy to say that we love God more than anything or anyone. It even rolls off the tongue smoothly, to say that we put Jesus above all else. But is that really the case? What do your actions say? Do you put more effort into gaining your parents approval, than Jesus'? Is more of your time, effort, energy, and thoughts devoted to your children, than to God? Do you put their wants and "earthy happiness" above what you know God's will is for their lives, and yours? Our actions are directly related to our hearts. Everyday is a balance of current events, and keeping our eyes on our eternal home, and destination. If we seek a life full of earthy things, we will have lived that life for nothing. If we give up those earthly desires, and seek first the Kingdom of God, we will gain a life full of peace and joy that words cannot describe. Not only that, but God can use us to save other lives, for His honor and glory!