“Everything comes from Him and exists by His power and is intended for His glory”  –ROMANS 11:36 (NLT)

God has given us everything we have, and we were made to glorify Him with all of it. When we use our gifts, talents, possessions, and relationships to bring Him glory, it is amazing what He does with it all. Yet, when we allow these same things or people or work to become our main focus, it is amazing how things begin to fall apart.

God does not want to share the throne of your heart. He loves you with a jealous love, and He knows that your life will be the best when He is at the center. Therefore, He will allow circumstances to correct you…relationships to fail you… and life to lack peace when He is not at the center.

Yet God is also a patient God, slow to anger and abounding in love. So when we make adjustments, turn our focus back to Him and get our priorities in alignment with His, He is quick to shower us with His mercy and grace. Let’s not waste a minute putting anything but God on the throne of our hearts. Making Him #1 is for our best and for His glory.


Written by Monica Swanson • monicaswanson.com