Saturday, January 31, 2015
These words struck me and made me realize yet another truth! Taken from the book of Samuel, chapter 3: "At that time Samuel was not familiar with the Lord, because the Lord had not revealed anything to him as yet." It made me realize that so many do not yet know the Lord possibly because he has not yet revealed anything to them. Yet, in this chapter we discover that Eli points the way for Samuel. How many of us can point the way for our fellow travelers? How many of our fellow travlers will listen?
"I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange gods before me." This commandment is first for a reason. Today we have many strange gods that we put first in our lives, such as TV, sports, food, entertainment, comfort, and the list goes on. We all must ask ourselves each day, "What comes first in my life?" If God, the one true God, comes first then everything else will work for good. All the other commandments, all the choices we make, all the events that impact our lives will work for the good. We know that God comes first when we take time to pray, time in the morning, time in the evening and time throughout the day. The only way to be in relationship with another is to communicate and what better form of communication is there than prayer. God is love and he created us in love. Spend time with him today.