Topic: Keeping God In First Place
Scripture: Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods)—[from anything and everything that would occupy the place in your heart due to God, from any sort of substitute for Him that would take first place in your life]. – 1 John 5:21 (AMPC)
Message: We can make an idol out of just about anything or anyone. It could be a spouse, a child, a good friend, something you own, your home, or your career. When anything becomes more important to us than God, who always deserves first place in our lives, we must aggressively deal with it; we must put it back where it belongs.
For example, if it happens to be your career, you would be better off to change careers if keeping the one you have means it takes you away from God.
Maybe it’s a person, or even that person’s good opinion of you that you strive for and think about far too much. Absolutely no one or nothing should ever push God out of first place in your life.
Keep in mind that one day everything on this earth will pass away, so don’t spend your life worshipping something that is always in the process of turning to dust! God is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, and He must also be everything in between.
Prayer Starter: I will not allow anything to take first place in my life other than God, and I will make any change necessary to be sure that is where He always stays. In the name of Jesus, amen!
Joyce Meyer Devotional 19 September 2021 Sunday Message – Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children.