Idols

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๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•š๐•ž๐•’๐•˜๐•– ๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ค๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐• ๐•— ๐•’ ๐•˜๐• ๐•• ๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•–๐•• ๐•’๐•ค ๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐• ๐•“๐•›๐•–๐•”๐•ฅ ๐• ๐•— ๐•จ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•™๐•š๐•ก.

My son woke this morning shortly after 8. He went straight to the xbox. I spoke at him with a calm yet firm voice. “AJ, these devices have become an idol”

“huh?” was his reply.

I had an opportunity to share with him the meaning of an idol; and then told him to read his bible. Start your day with God, not an earthly possession.

you shall have no other gods before me

exodus 20:3

An idol can be anything that you fixate on. Money, food, people, fitness, people, false gods, electronics….anything that stand between you and God. The one true King. It’s an unfortunate realism that this has been the way of life for so many years. From generation to generation, passed down through the ages.

When you can pinpoint your idols, you can ask God for forgiveness over these. You can begin to realize how much time you spend idolizing over these and start looking at ways you can build your relationship with Christ.

I remember driving down the highway years ago with the windows wide open listening to a Lady Gaga cd. I was convicted right there that I was putting this before God, so I threw it out the window! Today, I struggle with money. Most often I put it above God. I know in my heart this is wrong. So, again, I humbly set this aside and ask for God’s grace and forgiveness. God is my provider, not my paycheck.

What are some things in your life that may be hindering you today?

xo,

Coach D

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