“HOW IMPORTANT IS GOD?”

“‘THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE’, ANSWERED JESUS, ‘IS THIS: HEAR O ISRAEL: THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.'” MARK 12:29 NIV

READ: MARK 12: 28-33

BELIEVERS AND SOME NON-BELIEVERS WOULD BE QUICK TO ANSWER THAT GOD IS IMPORTANT. NON-BELIEVERS MIGHT CONFIRM THEIR LACK OF FAITH AND TELL US THAT GOD IS NOT IMPORTANT OR THERE IS NO GOD. COULD YOU EXPLAIN HOW IMPORTANT GOD IS TO YOU WITHOUT EXPLAINING ALL THE WAYS HE IS IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE? IF GOD IS IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE, DO ACKNOWLEDGE HIS IMPORTANCE TO HIM, YOURSELF AND OTHERS?

IS GOD THE SOLITARY PRIORITY IN YOUR LIFE 24 HOURS OF EACH DAY? IS GOD A GOD OF PERMANENCE IN YOUR LIFE OR A GOD THAT YOU ALLOW INTO YOUR LIFE UPON OCCASION? TAKE A QUICK TEN QUESTION REVIEW. THESE QUESTIONS ARE NOT A TEST. THEY CANNOT MEASURE YOUR SPIRITUAL WALK OR HOW GOD IS JUDGING YOU. THIS IS A PRIVATE EVALUATION WHICH ONLY YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS. USE THIS TO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, WHERE YOU NEED TO BE AND WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.

1. DO YOU START AND END EACH DAY IN A DEDICATED PRAYER TO YOUR FATHER?
2. DO YOU INCLUDE OTHERS IN YOUR PRAYER TIME AND WORSHIP TIME?
3. DO YOU SAY PRAYERS OF THANKS TO GOD THROUGH OUT THE DAY, NOT JUST AT SCHEDULED TIMES?
4. WHEN FACED WITH THE SMALLEST OBSTACLE, DO YOU ASK FOR GOD’S HELP?
5. DO YOU PRAY, THANKING GOD FOR YOUR MEALS BEFORE EATING?
6. DO YOU PRAY FOR OTHERS WHEN YOU HEAR OF THEIR SITUATIONS?
7. WHEN YOU ARE BLESSED WITH GOOD FORTUNE, DO YOU IMMEDIATELY THANK GOD?
8. DO YOU ATTEND CHURCH AND A BIBLE STUDY FAITHFULLY?
9. DO YOU READ YOUR BIBLE EVERYDAY?
10.DO YOU WITNESS TO OTHERS?

TEN SIMPLE QUESTIONS WITH TEN SIMPLE ANSWERS. THESE QUESTIONS CAN BE A HELPING GUIDE. ONLY YOU AND GOD KNOW THE ANSWERS.

TOO OFTEN WE ALLOW THINGS IN OUR LIFE WHICH TAKE CONTROL OVER OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. WHAT THINGS IN YOUR LIFE ARE YOU ALLOWING TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN GOD? EXODUS 34:14 TELLS US “DO NOT WORSHIP ANY OTHER GOD , FOR THE LORD, WHOSE NAME IS JEALOUS, IS A JEALOUS GOD.” THINGS IN OUR LIVES AS MONEY, POWER, EGOS, BAD HABITS AND PRIDE ARE ALL FALSE GODS WHICH WE ALLOW TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN GOD. ARE THERE THINGS IN YOUR LIFE THAT ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN GOD? IS IT TIME TO EVALUATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CREATOR?

“HOW IMPORTANT IS GOD?”

TODAY’S PRAYER: ‘HEAVENLY FATHER, TODAY TAKE THE THINGS AWAY FROM ME WHICH ARE DISTRACTIONS. ALLOW ME TO SEE ONLY YOU AS THE MOST IMPORTANT GOD IN MY LIFE, AMEN.’