FIRST place?

Hostel days were a lot of fun. I made good friends there, and I cherish my hostel memories and love to recollect them whenever time permits. One such friend I made was Zenobia. Zen is one crazy gal, I tell you!!! She is oodles of fun, a non-stop yapper, a Pentecostal by faith, and she was one of my closest friends in hostel. We spoke a lot about our families and our lifestyle, (coz she was raised in Kuwait), but we spoke lot more about faith. Zen and I argued a lot, practically about everything. But Sundays were an exception. She would be as calm and cool as a cucumber and would not be angered at all. The reason was simply coz it was a Sunday. And Sunday was a holy day!!! She would joke n’ say say, “If Jesus came on a Sunday, I would definitely be gone, but if He came on any other day, I’m doubtful”. 😀

Last week when I was reflecting on my own heart, I felt the Holy Spirit tell me that God was not the FIRST place in my life. I was baffled. Coz’ I never thought that it was true, and I sincerely, whole heartedly thought that Jesus indeed had the FIRST place in my life. When the Holy Spirit started showing my heart and the things which had taken the FIRST place in my heart, trust me, it was indeed true. Petty things had taken the upper hand in my heart. No wonder, I felt like Zen somedays. “If Jesus came today, I might go, but if He came tomorrow, I’m doubtful”.  Somedays I felt so Holy, some other days, less holy, and some other days, No chance!!!

The Bible says:

For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4,5

God wants no lesser place in our lives, but the FIRST place. Sometimes it may seem to us like we have given the Lord, the FIRST place in our lives, but we may be deceiving ourselves. Unless we look into a mirror, we would have no clue as to how we need to look good. Similarly, unless we look intently into Life’s mirror, the Word of God, and ask the Holy Spirit to show our idols in our hearts, we would have no clue as to where exactly we are going wrong.

Is Jesus Christ your savior AND your Lord? May the Holy Spirit lead you into all truth.

Have a fantabulous month ahead!!!


7 Comments Add yours

  1. sandra says:

    Varr! Good to see your blogs. Thanks for reminding me to give HIM the first place, i too keep forgetting.

    Nice to see the pic too! Good old MCIM days… 🙂

    1. jeevagarajan says:

      Hey Sandu,
      Awesome!!! I was just thinking of you last week!!! Great to hear from you!!! And yeah…. good ol’ MCIM days!!! 🙂

      And dear soni,
      I’ve been wanting to call you for a longgggg time now!!! Hopefully sometime soon….expect my call!!!
      Miss ya, var

  2. sonika says:

    I totally agree with you Ver…. gr8 work… keep growing in the LORD…

    1. Anu says:

      whoa… gentle reminder… love it..

      1. jeevagarajan says:

        whoa…. amen to that!!! 🙂 He deserves the praise!!!

  3. Sharon says:

    Good post Varna!!! Makes me wonder why it is so easy to let the unimportant things take priority in my life but so hard to give my Almighty God the first place…

    1. jeevagarajan says:

      Dear Sharon,
      In the light of what you have shared, I think it is no wonder an absolute necessity to examine our hearts daily in the presence of God, to keep it pure and truly make our heart HIS throne!!!

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