Like Paul, “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.
Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.” Revelation 2:2-5 ESV
“Jesus is the only master that gives freedom to those who are bound to him. Being a slave to anything else simply leaves you tangled up.” – Wendy Speake, “The 40-Day Sugar Fast”
Over the 47 years of my life, I have been a slave to many things. I’ve been a slave to what people think of me. I’ve been a slave to sugar and Facebook and TV.
But the only good Master I’ve ever had calls me His own. He calls me beloved, daughter, friend, child, bride. He gave up His own riches and glory, so that I could partake of His riches and glory for eternity. He gave up His own life, so that I could have eternal life.
Why would I bow to anyone else?
Why would I let anything else sit on the throne of my heart?
Truly, no one can serve two masters. (Matthew 6:24)
Who is sitting on the throne of your heart?
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