the embrace
day 02

“So God created man in his own image; in the image of God He created him.”  ~ Genesis 1:27a
“It’s the return of how You made me.”  ~ The Embrace

Fellowship with God, constant focus on Christ, life in the Spirit; these are the things we were created for!  We were built to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mk. 12:30 ESV); not just some of your heart, but  all of it!  Not  just a few thoughts in your  
mind, but all of them!  It  sounds extreme, but it isn’t some lofty ideal that we should hope to live up to someday; it’s what Christ has commanded us to do, right here and now.

With so many things in this world competing for our attention,  we must realize that  we don’t  make a choice between daily life and God; we must choose to let daily life flow from God.  If we maintain our focus on Him and “seek first His kingdom” (Matt. 6:33), He will provide the time, resources, and opportunities that He wants us to take part in.  Only in Him can we live the life He created for us to live.

*What adjustments need to be made in my life to ensure that God  is the number-one priority in my heart, soul, mind, and strength? 
*Is my devotion to the Lord simply a small part of my life, or is it truly encompassing everything I say and do?

Many blessings, everyone.

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