What's Important To God
What God wants
Well it is that time of the year again. "Your probably thinking what time of the year are you talking about Lorraine"? Some of you probably would think Easter has already past and Spring is here, Earth Day is around the corner, so what time of the year are you talking about??? For most it is a celebration; a day of thanksgiving as it should be. But for me it is kind of sad....my birthday, yes my birthday! I don't know why but it should be one of the happiest days of my life after all God gave me life and has allowed me to be here to celebrate yet another year.
Then why do I feel sad ? Some will tease and say it is because you are getting old, or you are old. What I would say is thank God that I still look good and surely don't act my age lol. So why am I still sad?
My children are here with me, I met a really nice man whom I love and is my boyfriend and I still have my brother and sisters nieces and nephews, true friends that are really friends and to be honest few and rare. But there are some still missing. Some who have died and some who just went in another direction but they are still missed in one of the most important days of my life, my birthday.
If I am sad can you imagine how God feels when we aren't there for the most important day of His life meaning everyday that we don't even acknowledge Him? Or the times that we forgot to thank Him and remember how special He really is to us and we never bother to tell Him? And we plain flat out forget What's Important to God?
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Maybe we should ask our self - who is God?
We will let the bible tells us who God is and when we see God for whom He is then maybe we will understand what really is important to God.
5) Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the Lord.
6) And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, The Lord, The Lord the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,
7) maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.
2) Samuel 22:32-34
32) For whom is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?
33) It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
34) He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
So according to God's word we know that he is compassionate, full of grace, slow to anger. abounding in love and is faithful, giving to many and also forgiving. Who is God to us? He is our Rock are strength. He makes our way perfect so obviously He guides us and He enables us to go above and beyond any circumstance.
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God , mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.
So we know God doesn't show favor - by being unfair
Neither does He except dishonesty by a man of trust trying to influence a person's views or conduct. So God is fair and honest. These are such limited things that we know who God is I probably would not beable to contain who He is in a book. But just to give you an idea of who He is I used only a couple of examples out of the word of God to show you Who God is. Since we have a small portion of who He is then, What's Important to God? And what does He want from us?
I. God Wants Our Acknowledgement:
"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."
Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
There are many who refuse to acknowledge God even exists, They may deny His existence now, but God declares that one day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!
Who Is God - I have Shared with you biblical truth to the character of who God is.
Here in these reading materials this may shed some light also to who is God.
Put God - always first
II. God Wants Our Allegiance
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God,.."
Set your affection on the things above, not on the things on the earth.
Take the time
To know God
III. God Wants Our Availability
Often we mistakenly get the impression that God couldn't get along without us.The Lord wants to use us, but He can use someone else if we aren't willing. God wants us to be obedient to Him so that He might use us in His service. Paul had to be willing to be obedient to God before God could use him in such a mighty way.
What's Important to God?
He wants us to acknowledge Him, have you done that? Do you know Him as your Lord and Savior today? If you have, then He wants your allegiance. No more casual Christianity, no more superficial commitments. He wants us to take a stand for Him and let it be known, He wants our service, Willing obedience to His Word is what the Lord delights in. Paul said.. "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" Will you honestly ask that of the Lord this day? Will you be willing to do what ever He might answer?
Father, we thank You that we are guided, not in our own strength or wisdom, but in the knowledge and wisdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is not by might, nor by power, but by Your Spirit that we can stand against the tactics of the enemy as we build our foundation of faith, one brick at a time. Like Nehemiah, may our first impulse be that that of prayer and our second impulse be that of obedience. May we do What's Important to You.
In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Here are some books that guide us to ways of pleasing the Lord
gives us ways in pleasing the Lord. One of them is faith.
Are you just passing by? Or are you actually taking the time to read this? It would be nice to hear from you even if it is just saying hi or put who you are and where your from or share a lens or two.