Friday, April 15, 2011

Hidden Idols: Are they really hidden?

Those things in our life that we think are mere small matters to God, actually can cause a breech in our fellowship with God and our effectiveness as a believer. I just want to pass on my devotion from this morning from His Utmost for his Highest titled: Failure to Pay Close Attention (Please click the link to the left). Often when we think of idols we get some image in our mind like this picture of this wood idol I included in this post. We need to be aware that God sees the small hidden things in our lives that we have put in our high places and need to be removed. As I was looking for an image to include in this post, the funny thing was I ran into more images of people than I did of things. Yes, the show American idol has popularized one of the biggest idols we have always had in our culture and that is talent and people. We often put people in places only God should be. When God reveals an idol in your life, no matter how small it seems to you it is a BIG DEAL to God so take proper steps to see to it's removal. I meet christians day in and day out that have the facade and speech of Christianity but no power to live an abundant life. Some really think they are doing God a favor as they succeed in life, all while they are really stroking their pet idol. God is aware of our hidden idols, let's be radical and destroy all of the idols in our life. Take some time and and ask God, "What are some things in my life I have dismissed as no big deal but are really causing a breech in our relationship?" God will answer..will you obey? It could mean losing income or status, but the gain far out ways the losses. It says in Matthew 16:25-27, "For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done." So what are some of our idols?