Good evening bloggy friends! I've missed you all so much and really miss my daily blog posting. The 40-day journey we traveled together was incredible, and I plan to do it again in the future. However...yes, there's a little "however" tucked away in here...I needed a little bit of a break. And, as you probably have read by now, little Susana went home to be with the Lord the day after my 40-day consecutive blogging challenge ended. My mind has simply been a bit preoccupied since then - trying to process everything. Her Homecoming Celebration this past Monday was simply beautiful, and I hope to share more about that in the days ahead. But, for today...I have a little confession to make...
I'VE THOUGHT IT WAS FEBRUARY 15TH ALL DAY LONG!
And...that means, I'm a day late on my next scripture memory verse! I can't believe I did that. I'm quite embarrassed, to say the least. Little "Miss Calendar" goofed...big time! This has been quite humbling to say the least. OK - enough confession time. Let's move on...time to wield our swords!
God has been teaching me quite a bit lately regarding idol worship. No, I'm talking about the kind of detestable idol worship the Israelites succumbed to repeatedly in their 40 years of wilderness wanderings. Some of those idol names I can't even pronounce. But...you know what? ANYidol we worship...ANY god we bow down to outside of Jehovah Himself is just as detestable to the God of the universe. His name is Jealous (Exodus 34:14). Our idols may look different than the Baal of Peor or the Asherah poles, but they are still idols nonetheless. What do you bow down to? Is it money...food...attention...material possessions...your job...status...your business...successes...family?
The scripture memory verse that I'm working on from now until March 1 has a lot to stay about how God feels about "sharing the stage" with our other idols:
Isaiah 42:8 NASBI am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to graven images.
And...all God's people say...Amen!