Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Bestest" - 09/11/14 - Ezekiel 44-45

Serve from your best and your home will be blessed.(44:30)

I used to think Adam and Nichalas were my best from everything I have ever produced.

They aren't.

It isn't that they aren't the best, it is that they are not mine.

Just like everything else in my life.

I am blessed in being who He appointed to be a steward for what and who is in my life.  I am not the owner.

Yet, how often do I hold back the "best" of things and offer up to ABBA my seconds?  Holding on to satisfy my selfishness, to fulfill my self-worth, to feel security? 

In serving Him up the "seconds", I am not fooling Him at all.  It isn't that He needs my "best", He instructs us to give to Him the "best" for a reason.

If we don't, the "best" will become our gods.

I used to get my worth and satisfaction, my love fill if you want to call it that, from Adam and Nichalas.  By placing them first in my life, I was not only placing ABBA further down the list, but also Curt.  I was also placing a huge burden on Adam and Nichalas.  There isn't another human  (or thing) who is able to fill our God-void. 

Sure, I still wrestle with placing security, my worth,  in things of this world, but it isn't the battle it once was.  I find more and more I want less and less of things - stuff - to fill my life.  I love being with Adam and Nichalas, but have put Curt above them. 

And above Curt?  Is my ABBA.  He has become my "bestest friend". 

Better than the "best".  So blessed.

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