“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life [in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God]—he cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:26 AMP
Wow, what God is saying here is that if you love any one, including yourself more than you love me, you cannot be my disciple!
Many people wonder why they are not walking in the things of God like they want to be. I challenge you today to think about your priorities. If you hold anything above God, even your children or your spouse which many people do. (I admit I did that too until God revealed it to me) Your priorities are out of order.
I understand its so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life that we pour all our time into our family or our jobs. God wants us to take care of our families, but not at the expense of us spending time with Him.
What you may not understand is that God loves you so much the reason He wants your time, is because when you truly love someone, you want to talk with them, encourage them and bless them. God wants YOU. He wants to pour His amazing love on you. He wants to give you peace and strength for the busy life you live. He wants you to know that He has amazing things in store for you, and He wants to be able to tell you Himself, without you depending on your pastor or the next prophetic voice to encourage you.
He is so in love with you, you have no idea! And it grieves HIs heart when we reject Him, by staying too busy we don’t make time for Him.
I have found as a wife, mother, business owner, and encourager to His people, if I make time for Him FIRST, everything else works better. I have more time, more patience, more strength to do all the things this life demands of me. But when I skip out on that time, it can quickly become chaos where I feel pulled at every end and have nothing left to give.
So friends, I encourage you, if you truly want to be a disciple of Jesus and have that intimate connection with Him, it will only come by putting Him FIRST! He is not a dictator, He does not desire your time for selfish reasons. He desires you, because He is madly in love with you! It is my heart that you would truly and completely begin to believe that, because once you do.
Your life will never be the same!
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