Monday, October 12, 2015

Pedestals: Who or What Do You Worship Above or Beside Jesus?

Okay. It is time for a reality check everybody! Are you all ready?
How many of you have pedestals that you want to place in front of Jesus Christ? In other words, do you worship people other then your Creator? Hmmm? 

Note: I have a deep conviction for you: you are only digging yourself into a deeper sinkhole then you think or know yourself! 
In other words, when you experience God's Love through someone else besides Himself, do NOT put that person on a higher position than they should be. Warning in fact: if you do that, you are setting yourself up for spiritual darkness. Even if you know and believe Jesus is your Lord and Savior, the darkness can creep up but not go into you because you are protected by His Light for He is in you!  However, if you continue to do such a detestable act against God, you will fall into spiritual darkness.

I've been there! Yes, me. For years I have put people and items I find interesting above Christ.
Here's a list of who or what I put above or beside Christ:


  • My brother
  • My mother
  • My family (extended and beyond)
  • My friend's son
  • My doctors
  • My teachers in all my schools both Sunday School and beyond
  • My friends

  • books including the bible
  • iPods and mp3 players
  • my computer
  • pens and pencils
  • watches and clothing
  • my homes of which I lived and do live in now.
  • Starbucks

So, you see? Putting people and items above or beside God is idolatry and is completely contrary to God and his Word. 

I strongly encourage you to pray about what you put down as an idol. You see, we don't have to physically bow down to an idol made into a metal or gold calf to make God Jealous. We could be thinking too highly of someone or something and let that thing or person capture our hearts and eventually, our souls. This could lead to spiritual darkness, which leads to a life of sin and result in death. 

If you will, would you pray with me:

I have sinned by calling to mind and heart constantly the people and things of this world. As a result, I have placed them above and beside you in order to make it look like I am worshiping you when in return, I am worshiping them. I confess this sin and many others in your name Lord Jesus and ask that you would forgive me and give me a fresh new heart, a clean  spirit, and a renewed mind that is found only in You alone. Thank you for the forgiveness of my sins and that your blood makes me clean. Now Lord to you be the glory and thy will not mine be done I pray in Jesus name, amen.

If you prayed that prayer, I want to congratulate you on your renewed spiritual journey fresh from the love of God. 

God bless!  :)