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This week we are starting our new series American Idols! And no, this doesn’t involve Simon Cowell, J Lo, Ryan Seacrest or any of the American Idol wannabes. However, we are going to talk about some of the idols that we have created in America, and the strongholds that they have created in our lives, even as Christians.
What is an idol? An idol is simply a false god. That person or that thing that you think fills you, completes you, provides for you, makes you happy, etc. It is anything that puts a barrier between you and the one true source, which is God. How do you know if something is an idol in your life? That person or thing that you can’t let go of, that you refuse to give up, that you rely on outside of God, etc. Those things are idols. It can be people, substances, feelings, material things…whatever. We use these things to fill voids that only God can fill, and that He wants to fill.
In this 2nd episode we are going to talk about the idol of FORTUNE. Why are we so pressed about becoming rich?! Do we really know what it means to be rich anyway? We've tried to place dollar amounts on it, create classes and statuses around it, and store up as many material items that we can to prove that we have it, but it never seems to be enough. People are willing to lie, cheat, and steal their way into possession of it...so the Bible is right when it says that the LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil!
We're going to explore what the Bible says about chasing after fortune in Proverbs 23:4-5, and allow God to reveal to us that we really don't have to chase after something that we already have.
Get your pens and pads ready to receive God's word!
Don't forget to connect with me, and purchase my book, Destined to Fly: The Pursuit of Purpose here: www.ariannemockabee.com
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