God First - Time with God - August 10, 2012
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in You!
Think of what you’re missing when you don’t put God first in your life!
When you go your own way, you miss the very best part of life. In fact, walking with God is so much better than a worldly life that one day spent in fellowship with God is better than a thousand days out of fellowship with Him.
Someone who has not experienced the joy of God’s blessing and favor and presence cannot fathom this. To them the Christian life is just a bunch of don’ts and a hard slog of battling to do better.
But we who have experienced a close relationship with God know that Christianity is not about “doing better” but about knowing and loving God and experiencing His loving presence. What could be better than that? Nothing!
Walk His way, and He promises that He’ll withhold no good thing. Do you hear God’s invitation to you today to put Him first and experience His joy?
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