Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one ad love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Luke 10:27 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself.
So I ask you… is your heart divided? Divided to seek and serve self before God? Or a cause? Or an idol? Or a lifestyle, or business or a relationship? Before you answer, allow Holy Spirit the opportunity to shine the light of truth upon your soul ~ examine your motives because God already knows your heart.
Psalm 111:1 I will praise the Lord with my whole heart.
I Samuel 16:7 For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
Psalm 119:58 I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; be merciful to me according to Your word.
Psalm 119:69 But I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.
To love God wholly, IS the path to holiness. Complete surrender and an undivided heart allows the Lord to freely work and operate in your life. Why do you fear surrender to the loving God who created you and loves you so much? Each of us is at a different place of surrender… and some not at all. As long as I cling to fear and worry, I am not fully surrendered. Where emotions dictate responses, I am not fully surrendered. When business and long hours divide my time, focus and heart, I am not truly surrendered. I have found that in true surrender, where God is in His rightful, blood-bought place in my heart, there is a flow of life that can’t be explained. Things get accomplished without effort, relationships are fuller, business is more profitable, worship is awesome and effortless. Once you “taste and see that the Lord is good” and ever faithful to His word, you will desire surrender in every aspect of your life. You were created with an undivided heart but the enemy of your soul seeks to divide your loyalties into chaos, division and turmoil. The choice is always ours.
Joshua 24:15 But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.