5,137,567 -big number and most likely not conclusive. This is the number of pics that come up on the web in a search for “God”. There are gods represented in these pics that I have never heard of, and their works have not reached my ears. But they are gods. Some pics are pics of Bibles, crosses, and some are man’s attempt to visualize a god that can’t be visual with our eyes. Spiritual eyes…maybe..but I am sure that only heaven has seen HIS face due to the fact that “if anyone see my face, it would kill him” so HE tends to show HIS glory more often then we see godly men laying around dead.
In my search for idols, I have realized how very laxed I have become, and how much we take for granted our freedom in Christ. I used to teach 5-6 grade children, and teaching them how God wants to be on the throne in your heart. I just wonder, have we at times become so wise that we have forgot to check who is on the throne in our heart. It seems to vary. When did we stop fearing HIM? or reverencing HIM? I think about how we would not be so bold in a face to face with any King in this world, we would be quiet, we would be fearful of our fate as it lays in his hands, and we would most likely be agreeable (at least appearing to be). Our God is the KING over all Kings, how much more should HE recieve from us. As HIS children we are told that we can come boldly to HIS throne and ask anything. I fear today that all too often we take the right as children and go boldly into HIS throne room, and behind our backs we hold the things HE has told us to leave behind, the real rulers of our hearts. I think we mock our God when we do this, and this morning it scared me. HE won’t be mocked. Don’t mistake kindness for weakness! HE is all powerful, all knowing, an all consuming fire, and we are before HIM night and day, and our fate does lie in HIS hands. HE is jealous. That doesn’t sit will with some, and well..its the WORD. Carl has an excellent post that he re-posted on EL KANA/ Qana-God is Jealous. Its not about the same jealousy that rips relationships apart, it is a holy jealousy, because HE does love us, and HE is working to spare us the outcome of other gods.
Look at the ten commandments, and think about what happens to a person when just one is not kept. Surely that is not God, that is mans choice to not obey. If you do this…you will make a list of all the problems this world is facing. From Aids to wars, to families without daddys, uncontrolled anger…and the list looks like the evening news. I can’t blame any of this on my God, HE gave us a guideline, and a choice. HE is jealous for us to know HIM, to obey HIM, and to have HIS rightful seat on the throne of our heart.
Father GOD, once again today I start out in repentance for the idols that have crowded in your throne room, again I lay them on your altar. I am in total agreeance with you, you are God and there is no other. Please continue to guide me through this day, and continue to throw flags that hit like bricks so that I am aware, and can begin this process ot ridding myself of them. I know you will help me. but like so many others that came before me, you require for me to tear them down. I want you on the throne in my heart, nothing behind my back, nothing hidden. Thank you that you are jealous for me, and only your love for me keeps me from being consumed in your fire. Giving you back this day, and praying that everything I say and do will honor and glorify you. Your princess, who really wants to walk into your throne room and not see any false gods lined up around you. I adore you.