Sunday, July 14, 2013

What Do You Worship?

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What do you worship? Some may say Jesus Christ. Others may say I don't worship anything. Many may look at me in confusion and say "Worship?". To answer the question, I use to think God, but realized that I worshiped my relationship with my boyfriend. Yes, I use to worship my relationship. How? Worship is defined as anyone or anything that has supremacy in our lives. My relationship with my boyfriend had just that - supremacy over everything. It was all I talked about, what I spent most of my time with, and how I identified myself.  How do I know that? Because if my relationship would stumble or fall my entire world came crashing down with it. Hence, my relationship was my world. You see we are all created as worshipers. My question for you is what is your world? What makes your world turn upside down when it fails? Who or what do you worship? Worship is anything or anyone that we passionately give ourselves away through our time, money, and energy. Worship is what we constantly talk about, how we identity is formed, what we are commit to daily, where we find our purpose, where we desire love, find security, and how others describe usIt is the most important person or thing. It is preeminent, prominent, and occupies the place of God in our lives. I am not saying that certain things and people in our life don't deserve time, energy, and money. God has blessed us with family, friends, and possessions. He has commanded us to have good stewardship with those people (1 Timothy 5:8) and things (1 Corn. 4:2, ), NOT worship them. Everything has a purpose (Ecc. 3:1), but it should NOT BE our sole or source of purpose. We have to remember that we cannot worship the created and Creator. It's impossible. Jesus Christ tells us that we can't serve two masters. We will hate one and love the other or be devoted to one and despise the other. (Matthew 6:24) If we ever forget, there are over 200 reminders (scriptures) in the Bible about idolatry as well. Regardless, if it is your Relationship. Significant Other. A job. Children. Money. Friends. Neighbors. Pastor. The Book of Scripture rather the Meaning Behind It. Fame. Sex. Drugs. Political Idols. Music Alcohol. Praise/Attention. Being "good". Your Body by Watching Porn or Masturbation. Motivational Speakers. Food. Wealth. Prosperity. Status. Sports Idols. Fashion. Cars. Parents. Celebrity. Yourself. Anything can become an idol, but God. I challenge you and myself to worship God and only Him. Why? Because He is crazy faithful, ensures all, loves without condition, and is unfailing. We will no longer worry about our world to come crashing down because He will be our world and we will find our treasure in Him. It's impossible for a world to crumble if it is faithful, endures all, and unfailing. Jesus Christ tells us that where we believe our treasure is, is where our heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21Let's get on a mission to seek God, find our identity and treasure in Him, and allow Him to create in us a clean heart. We are no longer on a mission to put our happiness above God's glory. We are on a mission to put our happiness in God's glory by giving Him our hearts. 

Here is a great poem by Jefferson Bethke called Counterfeit Gods to challenge who and what we worship.

Eph. 4:22-24

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  1. Firstly, That poem was absolutely AMAZING. Just WOWWWW!!!! But we are all definitely guilty of worshiping something or someone besides our God at one time or another. And the most important step is recognizing our actions as idolatry, because I know I personally never thought of my actions that way! The next step (and not an easy one) is to leave those actions in the past and PUT GOD FIRST!!! Great post, I hope it awakens an awareness in those who are idolizing without knowing it :)