Idol (Merriam Webster definition):
- An object of extreme devotion.
- a representation or symbol of an object of worship
broadly : a false god.
- A likeness of something.
- A false conception.
- A form or appearance visible but without substance.
Anything we hold in such high esteem that we are honoring alongside or higher than God is an idol.
I speak to Christians and non-Christians alike: Get rid of your idols!
That job you have that you spend so much time at and expend so much energy at, loosen the reigns! Trust the Lord to be your provider!
That girlfriend or boyfriend you love so much, and are fornicating with, but are unwilling to take the next step into marriage with, let them go! Honor the Lord with your body!
Those books you spend so much time reading; Time that could be spent reading the Bible or in prayer… set your heart free from them! Give the Lord your time!
That Netflix habit you have at night that keeps you from prayer, give it up!
The children you love so much! They are a precious gift but don’t value them over what the Word of God says.
Your spouse is a gift from the Lord. Honor them, love them and respect them but don’t put your trust in them above what the Word of God says.
Those cigarettes you smoke every hour, every day, give them up! Honor the Lord with your body!
Only the Lord id to be worshipped! The Lord is a Jealous God! Enthrone Him on the altar of your heart! Fast from the things that keep you from the presence of the Lord!
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? – Isaiah 58: 6-7
Let us turn our hearts back to the Lord! Whatever idol we have set up before Him in our hearts, let’s surrender it! Don’t stop praying, stay in the Word and fast and fast again. ‘Til chains are broken!
Chains of lust, chains of addiction, chains of adultery and fornication, chains of gluttony, chains of hate and unforgiveness. Refuse to surrender to the enemy and the Lord will fight this battle with you!
Jesus loves you and His sacrifice was too great to give into the enemy’s call to take your soul to hell with him. Choose the Highway of Holiness today.
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