Are You Living For God?
Are you living for God or for yourself? If you’re a Christian you need to always be sure about living for God by living His Word. This is how we center upon Him. But what if you don’t center on God and you’re a believer?
You have to ask yourself what you committed to when you were saved. Sometimes new Christians get pushed into salvation before they understand what they actually did. Then they wonder if they’re really saved or they go about their lives without thinking much about God one way or the other. Well, maybe this discussion will help you see how great and wonderful God is so that you’ll desire to live for Him.
Living For God Is A Blessing!
God is our creator who has provided us with all good things, so we need to always look to Him for everything. Yes we can go to the store and buy food without His help, we can purchase a car or a home without His holding our hand to get through it, but we have to look behind the scenes.
Who makes it possible for us to consistently have the employment, the money, the health and the ability to do whatever we need to do? It’s God. And we need to look at the word “consistent.”
For example, with God you never have to worry if there will be a time when you can’t buy food. If you desire to own your home, you won’t have to worry about losing it and you can be sure that you will always have the convenience of having your own vehicle if public transportation is a problem.
Center On God In everything and He will be able to keep you safe and taken care of always–even in the midst of storms. God is behind everything you know and have.
Are You Living For God?
Read Luke 12, focusing upon verses 16-19,
Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, “What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?” So he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”
This particular rich man was only rich toward himself. He did not have any thoughts about being rich toward the Kingdom of God. He was totally self-centered. Everything was about him.
In fact, in the few short verses where this man speaks, verses 17, 18, and 19, he uses six “I’s,” five “my’s,” and four “I will’s.” He says, “My crops, my barns, my goods, my soul.” He sounds very self-centered!
Yes, his land brought forth an incredible harvest, but who provided the fertile soil? Who provided the rain? Who provided the sunshine? Who gave him his health? Who gave him the ability to think and plan? In fact, for that matter, who gave him his soul? If it weren’t for God He would have none of those.
“All Souls Are Mine” Says The Lord
In Ezekiel 18:4 God says, “All souls are Mine.”
This man totally left God out of his plans. Everything he did, he did for himself. And God said he was a fool. On the very same day he made his boast, his soul was required of him.
Instead of a barn, he had a burial; instead of living in the lap of luxury, he had to stand before God and give an account of his life.
Take time today and throughout the week to listen to what you’re saying. Are your words agreeing with God’s Word? If not, practice living for God by putting Him first. You’ll get a clear picture of why you can always count on God to provide for you.
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