personal journey

This was a journal of my progress through the book "The Purpose Driven Life"...after having read the book, I know that I've only begun to learn about God's plan for my life.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Daily Bread

Jeremiah 2:5 What injustice have your fathers found in Me, that they have gone far from Me, have followed idols, and have become idolaters?

It is amazing to me that the commandmant "Thou shalt not have any gods before me" and "Thou shalt not make false idols", are highly overlooked. And what I mean by that is we don't consider our every day obsessions a transgression against these commandments.
How many times have I placed my hobbies, or my desires above God? When we give more regard to movie stars, music bands, book collections, soft drinks, chocolate...these are all forms of idolatry.


I just have to think back on how many times I have obsessed over getting my next Coca Cola or chocolate fix, had I replaced those thoughts with thoughts of God and prayer, I am almost positive that I would be a lot healthier [physically and spiritually] than I am now.

Unless we worship only God
Our lives cannot be truly free;
For we were made for Him alone--
All else is idolatry. -D. De Haan

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