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Making God the Center: Where Is God? - Living Free Every Day - January 3

Making God the Center: Where Is God?

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Living Free Every Day®
A ministry of LivingFree.org

Today's Scripture
"And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father." Colossians 3:17 NLT

Thoughts for Today
Consciously or sub-consciously, we all tend to divide our lives into compartments and then prioritize them. God, spouse, children, ministry, job, recreation, rest, friends, hobby, school, Internet-and on and on.

We try to be careful to keep God at the top.

But is that what God wants? A top compartment? For us to decide how much time we allot to "God" things? Probably not.

Yes, we certainly want to put God first in our lives. But not just in a slot at the top. We need to put him at the center, allowing him to be an integral part of every compartment in our life.

When God is truly at the center of our lives, he is in every relationship, in our business, in our job, in our family, in our ministry, in our recreation, in our hobby, in our rest-he is in everything that we do and say and are.

Consider this ... 
How about you? Have you given God a time slot? Or is he in every area of your life.

Be willing to take him out of the time slot and invite him to permeate every nook and cranny of your life. Make him the center.

Prayer
Lord, forgive me for not allowing you into some areas of my life. I invite you to be a part of my family, my job, my business, my social life, my recreation-everything. Help me to represent you in everything that I do and say. In Jesus' name ...

 

These thoughts were drawn from ...A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him by Dr. Mike Chapman. This study teaches participant how to move into God's inner circle, how to listen for the voice of God, how to enjoy the freedom of worship, and how to embrace the mission of worship. This 45-minute format will accommodate groups with limited meeting times. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.


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Originally published January 03, 2019.