Treating a living God as an idol?

Are we treating our ‘living’ God as an idol? It can be a question or a disappointing truth for many of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We all are well aware of the commandment, “You shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3). But what if we are treating the living God himself as an idol? Now you might ask, how can ‘one’, treat a living God as an idol? Well, lets look at our ‘morning prayers’. Most of us tend to thank God for all that he is doing in our lives, submit our petitions before him for the day, and we are off to work or to do something else. Now lets take a look at the ‘non-believers’ who worship the idols. They get up, pray to their idol gods, thank them for what the idol gods have ‘supposedly’ done in their lives and head off to work. Sounds similar?

The point I am trying to make is, many of us tend to treat our living God as some kind of idol who doesn’t respond to our petitions and thanks giving. Many of us don’t give our living God, a chance to have that ‘deep’ love relationship. It is ‘crucial’, if I could use that term, to pause and listen (psalms 27:14) to what God has to say to us each day. It with great regret and heavy heart, that I admit that this was the story in my life too, until God by his grace, took that blind screen off my eyes. So, I encourage you brothers & sisters, start regarding our wonderful savior, the God eternal as indeed a ‘living’ God. He cares for you, loves you and desires for you to be completely his.

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).

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2 replies on “Treating a living God as an idol?”

Praise The Lord Pastor,Iam pastor Fredrick from kenya Africa
I am absolutely happy to send you my heartfelt greetings. I feel as if my feet are not touching the ground because of what I have received from you and to crown it all the wonderful beautiful and uplifting conversion in the word of your website. I was so touched and I really embrace your life changing website I have read it and it has indeed convicted my heart and a burden has been laid in me until I have been forced through the grace of the Lord to write to you,I thank and encourage you for what the Lord is using you for. I will never cease to pray for you and I wish you were here to help us grow to the stature of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are on our knees praying for you so that you may assist us to know more about the riches of Christ in Heaven. You are needed brother. You really have what we need for our spiritual growth. Our congregation group here is very happy in the Lord through your teachings from the website that I usually use to teach them and that they desire more spiritual teachings from you please for we are called to open our arms to the world and bring the unchurched to Christ, God is also calling us to grow in faith and grow in numbers as we serve all of God’s people in Jesus’s name.
We are also called by God to care for the poor like the orphans and the widows.Currently we have 15 orphans who really need much help from us.I pray and believe that our God will lead you and be of help to the orphans.Please be praying for them as well.Till I hear from you may peace of the Lord be with you. Peace and blessings.
Yours in christ
Pastor Fredrick

Dear Pastor, We have just included you in our prayer list and we are continually taking your requests to our Lord, our savior. We thank God for bringing you to our website and giving us this amazing word of encouragement. We thank you for taking time to write to us. God will surely do a great work in your church and among the people. Pastor Fredrick, God is enabling you to great work to these orphans and we are praying for them too. I am very glad that you are able to use articles on this website for God’s glory and honor. Please keep in touch through our email “[email protected]” and we look forward to hearing from you soon…
Yours in christ
Pastor Paul

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