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From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young:

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YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS. If I am truly your Master, you will desire to please Me above all others.  If pleasing people is your goal, you will be enslaved to them.  People can be harsh taskmasters when you give them this power over you.

If I am the Master of your life, I will also be your First Love.  Your serving Me is rooted and grounded in My vast, unconditional Love for you.  The lower you bow down before Me, the higher I lift you up into intimate relationship with Me.  The Joy of living in My Presence outshines all other pleasures.  I want you to reflect My joyous Light by living in increasing intimacy with Me.

Matthew 6:24;  ~  Revelation 2:4;  ~  Ephesians 3:16-17;  ~  Psalm 16:11

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myblessedhope:

It is amazing how quickly we get sucked back into servitude to this world.  I always thought of this expression as being mainly money focused, but our fellow-man and stuff can be just as bad if not worse.  How much power do we give over to them or it each day?  As I reflect, I constantly find myself doing exactly the opposite of what God instructs us to do.  Doesn’t his promise sound wonderful?  I think a good portion of this world has completely lost this concept, a smaller portion is struggling daily to return to this eternal truth, and then there are those that are at peace and have progressed much further down the path than we are to having an intimate relationship with Him.

It’s an investment we need to make!  Time is short, can you feel it?

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