Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Thoughts on idolatry

A little while back Tony Thompson spoke at our church and asked the questions "What is your ultimate? Have you made what is good your greatest desire? What are your idols?"

I've been thinking about this and if I am honest and I look at how I spend my time I know God is not my ultimate. In terms of time God often isn't in the top three and I work for the church! Most of the other stuff is really good but the best (God) is often no. 3, 4, 5 or 10 on the list.

Does that make me a bad? No it just means I am often asleep, unaware of the grace of God on\in my life and oblivious to the many ways God wants to be involved in my life and wants me to be aware of my life in Him!

So I say to myself "Wake up O sleeper" so I can "taste and see that the Lord is good".

I don't need so much to change my life, maybe a few bits - less late night TV for one! It is more of a case of being aware and using...
  • my eyes - to look for the hand of God
  • my ears - to listen for the still small voice
  • my mouth - to say less, so I can hear more

So in essence I need to go to be earlier but stay awake more - I love a good paradox!


  1. I liked your post and there is good truth in it. On my list of things to do is always be looking for the burning bushes other might not see.

  2. Thanks for your comment, I hope we both see some burning bushes this year :-)