Battling the Idols

I am in San Francisco this week on Sabbatical, a time to rest, pray, and study. It has been good to get away from the stresses of everyday life and ministry.One stress still remains, the idols of my heart.You would think that me, a pastor in a dedicated time of prayer and reflection, would be free from such burdens. Not so. The enemy is still on the prowl. The world is still evil. My flesh is still fallen. You too have idols in your heart. I don’t know what they are. Maybe it is anger or lust or worry. Maybe it is power or pleasure. Maybe it is candy bars and Facebook. Only you and God know. Every day is a battle. Some days you win. Some you lose. Keep fighting. To truly enjoy God you must attack the idols of the heart. Someone once said, “Be killing sin or it will be killing you.”

 

 

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