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Begin with the Lord
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Begin with God 

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Begin each day with the Lord and end each day with the Lord.
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Psalms 127:1

Jesus said, "I am the Alpha and the Omega; the beginning and the end."
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:8

What you hold back from the Lord you may think is yours, but Satan will stake a claim to it and use what you hold back to destroy your life.
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return. Jeremiah 8:5

All things either are in the Lord's camp or are in the evil one's camp.
Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD'S side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. Exodus 32:26
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Matthew 12:30

Brethren, you are not your own possession.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19

Either you are the possession of the Lord or you will be possessed by the Devil.
Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. Matthew 12:22

God asks for permission to include you in His camp.
For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14

Jesus said, "Behold I stand at the door and knock.".
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

The Good Shepherd enters by the gate.
John 10:2  ¶But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3  To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4  And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

Satan is a thief and a robber, he doesn't ask permission to enter, he breaks in.
John 10:1  ¶Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.