Compiled from the Writings of David Brandt Berg
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.
Enjoy Yourself! Enjoy Life!–But Enjoy The Lord Most Of All!
God intended for us to enjoy this life & to love Him & enjoy Him & it forever! He made all things for you to enjoy & He created the very senses with which you enjoy them. If you put God first & His Kingdom & His righteousness first, you can enjoy them all to the full, every good & perfect gift that God has sent down from above, that God Himself created for you to enjoy, as His child. (Matthew 6:33; James 1:17)
Enjoy the pleasures which God has given you to enjoy as much as you please & as much as you need; just don’t enjoy them more than HIM & more than HIS Love. If you have an inordinate desire for too much of these things & worship these things more than God–then it becomes a sin! (1John 2:15,16) Don’t let them take first place in your life, because God will not take second place! He wants your love above all others. He wants to be your God above all others, & He will have no other gods before Him! (Exodus 20:3)
Be sure that you put God first! Love & worship Him above all & thank Him for all of these things that He has given us to enjoy! Then you can have all this & Heaven too! Amen?
Let The Lord Be Your “First Love” And Always Keep Him In That Place!
For Christ to be valued at all, He must be valued ABOVE all! You must seek first the King & His Kingdom!–And to seek first means FOREMOST & above all!–Before everything else, above everything else, beyond everything else & more than anything else! The FIRST place must belong to Him!
The most important time you have to spend is with the Lord! To neglect your fellowship with the King of kings because you’re so busy with the affairs of the kingdom can be disastrous to your spiritual life & communion with the Lord! “Thou shalt have NO other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3)–Not even His service!–Nor even lost souls! So it behooves us to give God a little time, & we should give Him some time every day!–Every single day!
If you’ll just put the Lord first & delight yourself in Him most of all, then He can trust you with other things, because they will not come between you & the Lord. They will not supersede nor overshadow nor distract, but they will supplement & be a help & merely augment your service to Him!–And all things shall be added unto you by His power & His strength & His might & in His time! (Psalms 37:4; Matthew 6:33)
Put Jesus First!
You have to put the Lord first. The Lord is the only place you’ll ever find the comfort & the peace that you need. Every other situation or person will fail, your jobs, everything. If you put your hopes in natural relationships, they will fail. It just doesn’t work! The Lord’s pretty smart, He designed things so that the only thing that really fills the void is going to be Him & nothing else is going to satisfy!
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