Devotionals

Abiding Above - March 12, 2014


Starting Over With God-Part 8

March 12, 2014

 

What is it in your life that is distracting you from God’s best?  Ask yourself, “What keeps me from God?” You see the same things I experience are the same things you experience. We all experience temptations, though what I am tempted with may not be the same things you are tempted with. The earthly attractions that are passing away are like magnets tempting us and pulling us down.  You can know that all of us have things pulling at us in this moment we call time with the attractions of this earth that hold us back, they are like weights weighing us down.  

One of the things that hold us back as American’s is our riches.  Even a poor person in America is rich compared to other places around this world. 

Mark 4:19Jesus says, “and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.”

My friend, does God ever tell you “no” when you really want something?  He tells me “no.”  We need to listen to God and do what He tells us to do because we get entangled with so many things; the deceitfulness of riches, the desires for other things entering in and choking out the Word and we become unfruitful.

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