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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I Can Be As Close to God As I Choose to Be

In review of Philippians 3:8 it says, “Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ”

Bottom Line:
Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus as Lord.

What this means to me:
Nothing in this world is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus as my Lord. It is worth giving up everything else, considering it all as garbage as compared to knowing and wanting Christ in my life. Getting close to him is a choice that only I can make.

Today’s verse reminds me that It would be extremely difficult to become a friend of God in my spare time. I need to make knowing God my number one priority in life.

Paul said it like this: “Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ” (Philippians 3:8 NLT).

The thought for me to consider today is am I doing this? Am I seeking God with all my heart every day?

I’m as close to God as I choose to be. I’ll become a friend of God when I want to become a friend of God.

I won’t be able to blame anybody else. I’ll be as close to God as I want to be. When I feel far from God, guess who moved? I didn’t give him the number one priority in my life.

As human’s, knowing and loving God is our greatest privilege. And being known and being loved by God is the greatest pleasure.

I’m reminded that you can tell what’s important to people by what they brag about. If their kids are most important, they brag about their kids. If their job is the most important thing in their life, they brag about their job. If travel and having experiences is most important, that’s what they talk about. We brag about what we value most.

God says in Jeremiah 9:23, “The wise should not boast of their wisdom, nor the strong of their strength, nor the rich of their wealth. If any want to boast, they should boast that they know and understand me” (TEV).

This is what life is all about. Knowing God is what matters most. The God of the Universe loves me and wants to have a relationship with me. Getting close to God helps provide peace and perspective. This is Good News!

Today, I will consider what would people say is most important to me by what I talk about most.

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