Nobody Is Greater
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.”
~ Matthew 10:34-36 NIV
God doesn’t play about His relationship with you.
He takes it very seriously and when He set out to do the work of the Father he didn’t let any relationship get in the way.
He expects you and has empowered you to do the same.
There is a point in time in life where you must consciously make the decision that you will not let anybody come before you and your relationship with God.
That no matter the relation or closeness you feel to an individual you will be willing to let it all go for the sake of Christ.
Often times we keep toxic relationships in our lives because they are family or as close as family. When family is involved they often receive a pass at times where others would receive rebuke.
However, the bible instructs us otherwise. Jesus needs you to come to the realization that nobody is greater than Jesus Christ. There is no relationship more important than your relationship with Christ.
There will be times when the presence of Jesus in your life divides rather than unifies.
Be encouraged today that whatever you do for Christ will last and is worth it. Whatever relationship you cut off for the sake of Christ will only open an area of your life for you to heal and grow in.
It is the following of Christ that makes us all into better fathers, husbands, wives, mothers, daughters, sons, and so on.
So love on your family and people close to you but love God more.
Place no one before God so that He may have continual reign in your life and improve your person as you follow Him.
The best you can offer any of your relationships is a total dedication to following Christ.
Nothing is greater than that.
“Lord thank you for loving me. It is your love that makes following you worth it all. I can trust that when I have to make a decision between natural relationships and you that I will never lose choosing you. But it gets hard at times Father. I’m not willing to cut off people close to me at times. I don’t want to appear as the bad person by distancing myself. Help me keep things in their proper perspective. Raise my value of my relationship with you so I will be willing to choose my relationship with Christ over all other relationships and be able to do it in love. Nobody is greater than you Jesus. Amen.”
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