"What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
October 27, 2015, 6:54 AM

Matthew 16:26 (KJV)

26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Far to often in life, we put things in front of our time with God we are concerned with our earthly possessions and what we can gain here on this earth... I wrote a post entry recently Martha and Mary; and I am often reminded how when Jesus came to the House of Martha, how she was so busy doing, doing, doing while Jesus was there. I can relate at times, what about you? And the in that time Mary was also there but she sat with Jesus, dwelled in HIS presence and sought HIM. Mary put everything aside and put HIM first.

How many times are we willing to do that?

Can the Grass wait? Can the Painting wait? Can your friends wait? What about work..? TV? Facebook? Going to the mall? Sleeping in? 

We each have a long list that we can make of things that we let interfere with our time with Jesus...

We push Him to the side and focus on what we fill is important, when all we must learn to do is to put HIM first and Trust Him to take care of us for what we Need in our lives..

We focus on building up our earthly "things" and we get busy, too busy to spend time with Him.

Think about it. When was the last time you spent time with HIM? Don't count Sunday at Church.. That was Worship. I am talking about just YOU and HIM. No distractions, No Cell Phone, No Facebook, No nothing. Just you and Jesus...

Pray this week. Study His Word. And Seek HIS Face. Put HIM First, and then TRUST HIM.

Pastor Jonathan W. Pannell III

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