Idle idols

Idle idols

Psalm 31:6 “I hate those who cling to worthless idols;”

[How about us? how often do I cling to some worthless idol—which is anything I demand to be happy, anything I put ahead of seeking your will and submitting to it. It can be something as simple as wanting a bowl of popcorn so much that I will shut off myself from you in order to have it. And there are many other such idols in my life–whatever I think I need to be happy.

Clinging to idols is looking back into the darkness from whence we were redeemed instead of facing the light of wisdom and goodness and grace that comes from you. Praise you, Lord God, that you expose these idols to us one at a time and help us to let go of and repudiate them so we can live in the light of your truth, declaring with David,

“I trust in the LORD.”

[This is a choice, a willful rejection of all else, including worry, fear, and negative thinking. It is a launching out over the abyss of the future, swinging out on the three-strand cable of Truth, Love and Grace, trusting you to do what is best.

Praise be to you, Lord God, for what you will do today, for how you will watch over us, protect us, equip us, train us. You expose us to the battle, help us to stand and fight alongside you while you fight for us.

To you belongs all honor, all credit, all glory, all praise. May my life bring you more of each of these today, O Great and Mighty One, my heavenly Father, my Lord Jesus, my Spirit of holiness. Amen.

Picture from the past with little Josh; leaving all, God provided more!

May be an image of 2 people, bangs and people smiling