Tag: Mother

Loving Him More Than

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In Matthew, Messiah told His disciples, “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Why is that? It’s because it’s not enough to love the Lord, to love Messiah. The Lord calls us not just to love Him, but to love Him ‘more than’. The Lord requires us to love Him more than anything or anyone else. It’s the same thing He asked of Abraham with the offering of Isaac. The reason why we have choices and temptations is so that we can use it to choose God over everything else. If you had no choices, how could you choose God? So, take all the temptation you deal with and see it in a new way, as a way to choose God over it. To put away, forsake, reject, and be done with every sin so that you do not grieve Him, but bless Him. Love God, but don’t just love Him. Love Him ‘more than these’, because He didn’t just love you— He loved you more!

Today’s Mission – Today, examine your heart. If you have anything that has taken precedence over loving God, restore God over that thing as your First Love.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Attraction of Heaven

Dwight L. Moody 90x115by D.L. Moody

What makes Heaven attractive for us?

It won’t be the pearly gates! It won’t be the streets paved with transparent gold! These would not satisfy us! If these were all–we would not want to stay in Heaven forever.

I heard the other day, of a little girl whose mother was very sick. While she was sick, one of the neighbors took the child away to stay with her, until the mother would be well again. But instead of getting better–the mother died! They thought it best, that they should not tell the child nor take her home, until the funeral was all over.

So a while afterward, they brought the little girl home. First she went into the sitting-room to find her mother; then she went into the parlor; and then she went from one end of the house to the other–and could not find her mother. At last she said, “Where is my mamma?” And when they told her that her mamma had died, the little girl wanted to go back to the neighbor’s house again. Home had lost its attractions to her–since her mother was no longer there!

Just so–it is not the streets of gold and the pearly gates that are going to make Heaven attractive. It is the being with Jesus, our beloved Redeemer!

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me–that you also may be where I am!” John 14:3

“I desire to depart and be with Christ–which is better by far!” Philippians 1:23

“And so we will be with the Lord forever!” 1 Thessalonians 4:17

by D.L. Moody