SOAP Devotional 2014-07-04
Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer
Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. (1 John 5:21 NLT)
Attention believers, you should stay away from anything that is more important or takes up more of your attention than God.
Nothing should be more important to any of us as believers than God. Anything that does, whatever it is, a Christian should stay away from it. This could be anything and it could be very well different for each one of us. It is ok to be passionate about something as long as it does not interfere with your relationship with God. For example, a person could love to golf or fish or ride motorcycles or even activities with family, but when that interferes with going to church or serving God it would get to the point where you have to avoid it all together for the sake of your relationship with God.
Father, help me to keep the things of this earth in proper perspective so that my relationship with you stays the most important thing in my life.