Sunday, August 25, 2013

WHO or WHAT comes first?

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:17 NIV)

If I'm stopped at a red light in town, and look over and see a BMW, sometimes I want to sink down into my seat.. The seat of my good ol' Taurus. I've had "Tauri" for quite some time. I'm not knocking on the old girl, because she has definitely gotten me through a few wrecks. My girl is a tank. I'm thankful for her, but there's something about seeing something nicer that makes you completely forget about what you already have. It makes you lose sight of what is important. 

Let me be clear! God does want His children to have nice things, but are we putting those nice things before Him? Do we want Him as much as we do those nice things? That's something to think about! Are we spending time with God as much as we are with the temporary things of this world? We must be very careful! 

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. (Matthew 4:8-11 NIV)

Satan WILL try and tempt you with temporary things of this world!! Satan says he will give us the world and it's things, but my God has promised me something so much greater than that! He promises me eternal life!

We need to make sure we aren't putting THINGS of this world before God! He puts us first and we should do the same!

This was written from the heart of Ashley Pierce! I hope this has made an impact on you in some way! If so please comment below! Your story could help encourage others!!

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