Who's Your Center?
1 Kings 18:20-40 So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel...
The question "What happened to the people of Israel?" captured my thoughts as I read 1 Kings 18:20-40 this morning. They had certainly lost their focus on God and as a result, had no faith. The whole passage highlighted for me our tendency to turn every direction but to God. As I look back and examine this tendency in my own life, every time I've taken my eyes off of God, my focus has immediately shifted to me--what I want, what I think will make me happy, or feel better or satisfied. And I might even experience those things short term, but in the long run I end up feeling empty, dissatisfied and disconnected from God.
So I have a daily choice to make between self-centered living where I call the shots, or God-centered living where I submit and depend on Him who is all powerful, all knowing, all loving and who has a perfect master plan.
What does a God-centered life look like and mean for you? What do you do (or can you do) to ensure that God is calling the shots in your daily life? Tami
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