• Josh Carmody

God's Place in Your Heart

1 John 5:20–21 (NLT) " And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts."

Do me a favor and read the above verses a few times. Reflect on it. Grab some pen and paper. Write it down. Pray over it. Read it some more.

Did you do it?

During this Christmas season, we celebrate Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came to this earth to restore our relationship with God. He came to this earth to give life everlasting. We can know the one true God because Jesus Christ came to this earth as Emmanuel, God with us. Our relationship with Jesus connects us to God the Father.

The last sentence stuck out to me when reading these verses. We are told to stay away from anything that MIGHT take God's place in our hearts. God wants to be at the center of our hearts. Sometimes we allow things, whether they are good or bad by nature, to push God out of the center of our hearts. The reality is that He belongs at the center of our life.

Are you allowing something else to take the place of God in your heart or is He right where He should be? Take some time this holiday season to reflect on the verses above and God's place in your heart.

Until Monday, Josh

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I work at New Covenant Christian Church in Fort Dodge, IA. Everything here, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of New Covenant Christian Church.