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Let God be first
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Let God be first

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Let God permeate every aspect of your life.
1Pe 4:
11 If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Surrender all your being to Him holding back nothing.
Luk 9:
23 And he said to [them] all, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Be not double minded, by trying to live with one foot in Heaven and the other foot serving evil.
Jam 4:
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.

Let God be first in all things and dedicate your whole life to the service of His Kingdom.
Deu 10:
12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Offer up yourself as a living sacrifice before His throne, for this is your reasonable service to Him.
Rom 12:
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.

The more you give of yourself to Him the more spiritual treasures you shall receive.
Hsa 10:
12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Seek to live a holy and pure life in all that you do and repent from any vice or sin that you are allowing to be in your life.
Eph 5:
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Put away all evil doing and dedicate your life to doing good.
Eph 4:
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Psa 34:
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Let God transform you into a bright beacon of light that brings hope to the lives of many of His children.
Mat 5:
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.