17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:17-19 (King James Version)
That's really what JESUS had done -- reconciled us with God.
All His disciples did the same.
GOD is always the destination, the end-result of all our efforts at following JESUS, and being taught by the Holy SPIRIT -- for they are the TRIUNE God.
It is always in remembrance of God.
It is always to learn to love God.
It is always to be grateful to God.
Humans have short memories, and we revert to old ways.
We forget the sacrifices of many.
True followers of Jesus remember God ALL the time.
God is the CENTER of our life.
God is our SUPREME focus.
JESUS showed us how.
In His ministry, He never focused attention on Himself.
Everything was focused on the FATHER alone.
All PRAISE was for God.
Even ANGEL messengers always made sure our attention was for God alone.
Nothing mattered but GOD.
That's why God hated idolatry so much.
And the world, especially now, is deep in idolatry.
Idolatry of self, money, fame, beauty, power, technology, and others -- all sorts of appetites and addictions -- simply distractions crafted by the fallen one, waiting in ambush, eager to destroy our souls, and mock God.
We must all RETURN to God.
I had written many articles on how to RECONCILE with God, through JESUS.
From "Archaeologist of the Soul":
From "Prophecy Lessons":
But let GOD have the Last Word:
5 I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
Isaiah 45:5 (King James Version)