The challenge today is not only idols of the heart, but to what extent will God respond when they are there. The question is, “Are they in charge?” Oh, you know you have some. You don’t call it that, but when you look at it from God’s perspective the question is, “What controls you?” “What has the final authority over you?” “What do you truly worship?” This is a message that does not allow you any room when you are aware that there is a God who sees what no one else sees about you. It makes you take your eyes off what you think and see about other people and take a moment to try and focus on what God must see about me.
Prayer: Our gracious God and King, You desire to sit upon the throne of our hearts, but we as Your people have elevated lesser things. We have this tendency to take the spiritual path of least resistance, yet we want the full blessings of all You have for us. Help us to see what You see in me. Please help us with a spiritual refocus that causes us to examine our hearts (Am I truly saved?), inspect our walk our relationship (Are You pleased?), observe our work (Is my motivation right?), scrutinize our fruit (Is it Godly?) and cast down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!
By Pastor Wayne Cockrell
Taken from "The Battle with Idols in the Heart"
Wow. What a blow, Pastor. Thank you for the challenge and the questions that keeps us asking, “Is that me, Lord?”
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these other things will be added to you.
This is a mic drop! Amen Pastor Cockrell. We went to a funeral yesterday. The deceased was a huge Ravens fan, so much so that there was a Ravens emblem on the program. A comment was made to me "...now that's dedication. " I said, "No, that's idolatry!" Thankfully, the eulogy was on point, and 5 souls accepted Jesus when the invitation was given.