Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts. 1 John 5:21 NLT

I thought that the maturing process as a child involved moving from dependence on my parents to personal independence, but I have come to realize that godly maturity involves growing in my child-like dependence on God. This means not allowing ANYTHING to take God's place in my heart.

God's place in my heart requires:

  • Loving what my Father loves
  • Listening to the desires of my Father's heart
  • Doing what my Father wants me to do

Join me this week in staying away from anything that would take God's place in our hearts. 


Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder