Names of God – Jealous

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For you shall worship no other god; for the Lord, Whose name is Jealous, is a jealous (impassioned) God. Exodus 34:14

I love my God…our God! I love that He is filled with real emotion. Our emotions came from Him. Unfortunately, we put sin in the mix and emotions can be ugly. The coolest part of God’s emotions is that they are felt and expressed without the sin equation. They are expressed in the purest form

We serve a jealous God. He does not want to compete for our affections or time. The other “gods” in our lives can be many things we may not even realize have become gods.

Let me give you some examples of some of the gods you and I may be worshiping. There are MANY more that I can name…but…I believe this will be enough to get us thinking more, and our eyes will be opened to our own “personal gods.”

The work god, the time god, and the activities god ~ Is the work you do inside or outside the home so time consuming, that you never seem to have enough time to spend with the Lord. Or, maybe there are so many activities filling your days. On most days, you may only get a quick prayer in at the end of the day…and silently think, “Oh, how I wish there was more time” or “I’ll do better tomorrow.”

The problem with these gods, are that we sometimes get so caught up in making money, being successful, trying to build our future, enriching our children’s lives with activities, going to lunch, hair appointments, etc…that we completely cut God out of the picture. Unfortunately, the results of cutting God out will never get us what we are working so hard to gain. It will only leave us lost, tired, confused, searching, disappointed, and defeated.

We serve a jealous God, Whose name is Jealous.

The children god ~ This is one that many of us Moms have been guilty of at one time or another…I’m sure ;) We are Moms. Life is busy. Some of us homeschool. Some of us work outside the home. It does not matter the scenario. We are all Moms who love our kids and they mean the world to us. Many times, we put them before God. Note: This is not just one god…We even put our friends, families, and husbands before God.

The problem with this god, is that we tend to put the kids and their needs before everything else. We think that’s the way to be a “good Mother.” Wrong. The only way to be the kind of Mother that will raise up children who really love and serve the Lord, is to model it before them. If they never see us study the Word, pray, or spend time with our Daddy in Heaven…they will not do it either.

We serve a jealous God, Whose name is Jealous.

We DO have time. We just don’t make time. We MUST make the time. We must, not only for us, but for the children we want to love the God that we “say” we do.

Let’s Pray;

Daddy God, thank you for loving me with such passion. Please, forgive me for putting work, people, activities, and anything before You. I am so sorry for forgetting my First Love. Help me to organize my life better. Help me to take the time to find You, know You , and really love You. Help me to teach the beautiful children You gave me how to love you through the life they watch me live. Lord, show me where I have created gods in my life that I do not even see. Thank You, my Beloved. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

In His Love and Service,

Lara ;)

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