Friday, April 28, 2006

Idols

Idols are all over in our world today. The are sold in every store you walk into and every add or magazine.

A lot of times us Christians, when asked what our idols, we are like,"Christ is our idol,duh! We are Christians!". We say that without even thinking about what we are really saying. The way that I say is easiest to find an idol in your life, is what is consuming your thoughts day and night. What are you meditating on during the day? What is driving you to do the things that you are doing? Meditate on those questions for a while. What did you come up with? Was it Christ? If it is not, then that would be considered an idol. An idol is anything in your life that you value more than Christ himself.

In this day and age with TV and all the other promoting ideas going on we need to be careful what we are placing our focus on. I found this really cool verse this morning that related to this topic, which I thought was cool since I have been thinking about this lately, it is 1 Samuel 12:20, "And Samuel said to the people, 'Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart'." At the end there it says with ALL of your heart, you can't serve your idol and God. You must serve him alone, God must be your idol.

This is what I have been thinking about lately and I think that it is good for all of us to go back and examine our lives carefully to see what we are worshiping.

5 comments:

iron girl said...

That is great. I've been chasing some idols lately. Looking at my thoughts now I see what they are. That is an awsome verse to think and meditate on.
You rock!

AndyB said...

It is all always about the heart and its relationship to Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When we make it about something else we are led astray and sometimes to destruction. Keep sowing to the spirit and it is good to see that you have finally posted again. I think I have a good blog brewing here soon too. Love you brother.

Tk log said...

Good thoughts bro... I like reading them.


And what do you mean I didn't comment! here's one, right here! There!!!

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iron girl said...

Hey dude I need some new reading material. Not that readin' this everyday is bad or anything... but you got some good stuff in that head of yours, you should let it out. lol.