Standing On The Promises Of God, Part IX
"Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name." Psalm 91:14
There are many people who try and use God as their delivery boy or Magic Genie to get them out of a situation, heal an illness or solve a catastrophic event in their life, but they don't know Him as Lord, have never surrendered under the control of His Spirit and don't love Him. Most acknowledge there is a God and they speak of Him as the Man upstairs, the Boss or some other unbecoming name they have tagged Him with, but He is not their Lord.
In order for one to know God they must give their heart to Him in a love relationship, giving up all their other loves and the idols of pride, greed and lust that have controlled them. God will not be one of our idols sitting on the shelf of our life only to be taken down when we need Him because He demands our complete allegiance to Him and only Him! Would you marry a person who doesn't love you, or maybe they have other lovers and only give you a small piece of their heart while all the while their affections are for someone else?
So it is with God, He desires all of our heart and soul and our minds to be focused on Him in a daily devotion, not attending a service once a week, but a 24/7 love relationship! Our heavenly Father so desires for us to become His, not as mindless robots, but His own family members that He speaks of us as His body and His bride. If you have never given your heart to Him, now is the time to experience His great love for you and to know all that He has in store for those who have become His!
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin