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Sat, May 10 2014 - 11:16 AM


Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

I have loved the Lord for almost thirty-eight years and cherish Him more today than when I started but I wonder if I’m serving Him the way I should be.

I read His word most mornings; before the day starts, but has that become just a morning ritual?

Psalms 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

I constantly talk of the Lord’s goodness in my life, but is that walking with the Lord or languishing in past blessings?

Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

I push myself to read God’s word and try to make my mind pay attention, but am I working at salvation just to escape Hell or to know my savior better?

Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

When no one is watching, do I obey my Lord faithfully or talk myself into believing what I want to do is His will and right?

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

 Do I love the brethren and am I willing to lay down my life to serve them for Jesus, my lord’s sake?

Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

1John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

I organize and plan my day, but when God calls for me to do some chore for Him, in the middle of my busy schedule, am I quick to affirm my love with instant obedience?

Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Am I willing to sell or lose all I have for God and His kingdom?

Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

Luke 18:23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

Luke 18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

 Have I let God’s rich blessings overcome my love for Him?

Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Is my Lord really my first love or have I let the things of this world gradually creep in and take up residence in my heart?

Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Maybe…..just maybe, what I want to do is NOT what I should do.

1Corinthians 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

1Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

I wrote this one for me, but you can have it, too, if you want to.

Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

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