Monday, May 9, 2016

Idolatry!?! + PRAYER: Father, You Are My God!




I Don't Get The Fascination With Idols And Idol Worship!
Those Things Are Cringe-inducing
Gross
BUT
There Are
Have Been
Nice Things
- Not Considered Idols But Dearly Cherished -
With Which
I Did Once Willingly
Elope!

Sumptuous Food!
Lovely House!
Expensive Motor Car!
Nice Jewelry!
Hot Companion!
Clothing!
Shoes!
Vacations Afar!

I Never Thought My Stomach An Idol!
I Never Thought Of My Car As God!
I Never Considered My Career As Holy!
I Never Considered Jewelry Would Raise Me Up
Above Par

Until ...

The Day
I Had A Real Talk With King Jesus
AND
He Advised Me
Simple
Plain
That Anything
Which Occupied His Place In My Worship
Was My God!

The Statement 
Was Enough 
To Make The Blood In My Head 
Drain!

I Was 
Appalled!
Offended!
Distressed!
Light-headed!

Was Is It True?
Was Am I Bowing Before Other gods?

... Realization ... Slowly ... DAWNED!

Not Possible
BUT
Still True
I Had Set Me Up gods
Which Could Not
Save Me
Or
Give Me
Anything!

Lord Almighty,
I Am
- To Positions
Possessions
Privileges -
Become
An Idol-worshiping Slave!

Father,
Forgive Me
For This Gross Folly
For Permitting Another
In My Heart
To Occupy Pride Of Place!
I'm Sorry To Have Been So Foolish
And
For Bringing To Your Name Such Disgrace!

I Have Reordered
The Grace Of My Worship!
All False gods
Have
With Fervor
Been Destroyed!
You, My Lord
My God
The God Of My Salvation
My Soul Is By You
Now
Engrossingly Employed!

I Will Have No god That Can't Me To Heaven Lead!
I Will Have No god That Will My Eyes Tantalize And Deceive!
I Will Have No god That Has Not A Hearing Ear
And
Which Definitely 
Decidedly Cannot 
Hear My Heartfelt Prayer!

I Have Learned The Living Song
And
I Trust You, Father
The Living God
Who Can't Won't Let Me Down!

I Will Worship Only You, Lord
The Holy God
My Maker And My King
For
Everything Else
Is The Work Of Satan
To Turn Seekers Upside Down
With Gross Lies
And
To Destroy Our Hope 
Of
Going With Jesus Christ
And
Heaven Our Home Making!

Father,
Help Me This Day
To Walk Faithful And True With You!
In Jesus' Name
I Make My Plea
And
Take My Stand!
I Love You, Lord!
AMEN.