I don’t ask for first place in your life because I need it.
I don’t have an ego, I am unchanging – whether you put Me first or not.
I command My place in your life because it benefits YOU.
It hurts you when you don’t honor Me; your life spins out of control.
There is nothing else you can put at the center of your universe that has enough mass, enough gravitational pull to hold your life together.
Your family, friends, marriage, kids–they’re all nice moons in your solar system, but if I am not the center of your solar system, your world will spin out of control.
There’s nothing in this world with enough gravitational mass that can hold a life together.
I must be at the very center of your life. When you suffer tragedy and weakness and disappointment, just look where I am in your life.
When you put something else first you reduce Me and get a distorted view of Me and you restrain My full power and might, Your troubles, your obstacles, your fears, your failures seem huge.
There is none like Me, look to the heavens and see My great power and strength.
Return Me to that place in your life where I am no longer obscured, My power is available and ready to unleash.
Life up your eyes.
You shall have no other gods before me.
Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you–majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength.