G.K. Beale has said, “Whatever your heart clings to or relies on for ultimate security is your object of worship.”
Most of my fellow churchgoers would not argue with this definition of worship. In fact, I have personally defined worship as anything that captures your attentions and affections.
What strikes me most though is the verb “clings” used by Beale. In my mind I can picture myself latching onto the thought of having a girlfriend in the 7th grade… I knew what I was worshiping.
I can vividly recall my almost sociopathic pursuit of great grades and accolades through high school… bowing low at the altar of achievement.
There’s no denying the idolatry of my early 20s when, even in ministry, I was worried about
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Cleaning out the muck and mire of our lives, we need to remove the junk that flowed into, but never flowed out of our lives.
It’s a process called confession that comes with a promise from God: He is faithful, He will forgive, He will heal.
Don’t miss out on the incredible Christian discipline called confession. It’s how we get degunkified!
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1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
We often get caught up in the trap of the immediate, but when it comes to our spiritual condition we need to look further than the surface.
In this video we can explore the possibility that we are spending too much time of the symptoms and not enough on the disease.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
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