Colossians 2: 6,7:
Spiritual Fullness in Christ
6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Truth and Trust, have you ever noticed there is only 1 letter difference in these two words? Stress is caused by a lack of trust. In what or who do you place your trust?
Is your trust in material things? Money? Your talent? Or is it your Diploma’s or all of the LETTERS BEHIND YOUR NAME?? Whatever it is, if you place more trust in that thing more than you do in the God who created everything, you are worshipping idols! Be careful!!
I Challenge you to sit down this week and make a list, 1 to 10 of the things that are the most important to you. Be honest! Be truthful! I guarantee you that whatever is in spot #1 is YOUR IDOL!
Proverbs 3: 5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
If you trust in anything more than God, what do you call that thing? God calls it an idol!
Psalm 25:5, Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,
Your Idols shape you and who you are! We create “idols” because we desire a god we can control. We don’t want a god we want a genie! We want God to stay in the church, “Gods House”. We want to assign Him to a specific location. We want to keep Him in his house so he can stay there, and we can go do whatever we want to do. We want our god to be manageable.
We don’t want to exist for God we want Him to exist for us! We want God made in OUR image! But God is not man made Man is GOD MADE!
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Don’t misrepresent God by showing others what God is NOT like. Don’t disrespect God by our actions or inactions!
Deuteronomy 7-25 25 The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the Lord your God. 26 Do not bring a detestable thing into your house or you, like it, will be set apart for destruction. Regard it as vile and utterly detest it, for it is set apart for destruction.
Our character should represent what God’s word says He is. You see, God had a plan when He made us in His image, Right! We are an EXTENSION of God. Not a Replacement for Him! God is sovereign! He does not need us to justify himself. But the truth of the matter is He Wants us! He desires us. In fact He wants us so much that He made the greatest sacrifice for us! This is why I believe that most religions and belief systems like scientology really upset God. They promote the idea that we are our own god. That we are in control of our own destiny. That we have power over everything. What foolish notions. If you believe that you are a god, , or worthy of worship or of a following of your own, you are sadly
What a foolish notion! If we feel we are worthy of praise or adoration, maybe even someone to be looked up to, we should really get a reality check! And if you need one just take a look in the closest mirror. Look closely. If you still feel that way, then you have a serious problem and should then seek professional assistance! Although, I guarantee you, 99.9 percent of you will get the mush needed reality check!
Exodus 20:5 (NLT)
You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.
The Messiah was sent to us by God the Father, because the Father knew we needed a bridge back to Him. He supplied the sacrifice for us. He provided the way, the truth and the life, the way Back to Him! He supplied the lamb for the sacrifice. He provided himself as a living sacrifice as an example of what we need to realize, is the only worthy sacrifice back to him. Ourselves and our lives and everything we possess!
Be encouraged today, There is a God and he loves and cares for you!
Jeremiah 29:11 for I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope!
Lose your idols, reassess your priorities. Live happy, live peaceful, live grateful!
Deuteronomy 4:19 And when you look up into the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars—all the forces of heaven—don’t be seduced into worshiping them. The Lord your God gave them to all the peoples of the earth.
Exodus 15:2 The lord is my strength and my song. He has given me the victory. This is my God and I Will praise Him. My Fathers God and I will exalt Him!