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Friday, May 22, 2009

In this journey that we begin when we decide to follow Jesus, there are twists and turns. And occasionally there are stops along the way to unload the extra baggage we collect while we go along. That's where I am right now.

I wish it weren't so, but as humans, we tend to allow things in life to creep up to the spot that only God deserves in our life. I have let . . . things, relationships, pride, dreams, food, my children, my husband, self interest (on and on the list could go) take the one place that only belongs to God. And its so subtle - these "idols" are so keenly disguised. That is why only God can bring them down.

And when God shines His light into my heart, and I start to see as He sees, it is time for the idols to come down. So that's what He's doing tonight. And its not without pain, as I feel the shame of my condition, but He is so faithful. And for that I'm forever thankful. His grace is so abundant. And for that I'm forever indebted.

I'm so thankful for Jesus and the Holy Spirit who continually draws me to Himself and transforms me into the person He wants me to become, for His glory.

2Co 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Php 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

I'll Worship Only at the Feet of Jesus - Gaither Vocal Band

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