Most Christians know that placing more importance on anything over God makes that thing an Idol, something we worship and treasure more then God. Well God revealed something to me yesterday about the idols in my life. Idols are not just things I am seeking and desire over God. It is everything that leads me to say... "I will spend time with God after..."
I write this blog post
Listen to this song
Read this book
Watch that show
Call these people
Finish that Homework assignment
Etc etc etc...
If I am not willing to give something up when He tugs at my heart I am placing more importance on the thing I am doing then on God and my relationship with Him. I do this often and don't even think twice about ignoring God till it is convenient for me to acknowledge Him. Maybe now I will.
"You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me."