SEPTEMBER 19th…KEEP FIRST THINGS FIRST!! It is so easy to allow things of this world to take the place of putting God first in our lives. John tells us in fifth chapter of the book of 1st John that we must aggressively strive to always put God first in all we do. It’s a daily struggle. (1 John 5:19-21 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 20.We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 21. Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.) We can make an idol out of just about anything or anyone. It could be a spouse, a child, a good friend, something you own, your home, or your career. When anything becomes more important to us than God, who always deserves first place in our lives, we must aggressively deal with it; we must put it back where it belongs. Keep in mind that one day everything on this earth will pass away, so don’t spend your life worshipping something that is always in the process of turning to dust! God is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, and He must also be everything in between. Pastor Don [image: image.png]