Monday, August 13, 2012

American Idol was at my house.

     Have you ever had a song that rocked your world? I know many of you could say "Victory in Jesus" or "I Surrender All" hit your hard. But these past few weeks I have had one that will not leave me alone. It is called "Clear the Stage."   This song has challenged me to take a hard look at myself and the world around me. Here are some of the words.

You can sing all you want to and still get it wrong: worship is more than a song.
We must not worship something that's not even worth it.
Clear the stage, make some space for the ONE who deserves it.

Any thing I put before my God, is an IDOL
Any thing I want, with all my heart, is an IDOL
Any thing I can't stop thinking of, is an IDOL
Any thing that I give all my love, is an IDOL

Cause I can sing all I want to and still get it wrong

After hearing this song I started seeing all of the idols in my life.(Kids, house, position and your not going to believe it, my church) I have to confess to you that sometimes it is easy to just sing the songs and let everyone think that I am a true worshiper but that is just not true. I let these idols take the place of the real thing.  I have been driving down the road with my mind going 100mph when that phrase will hit me,"anything I can't stop thinking of is an Idol." At that moment my heart breaks because I know that I have spent more time on my worldly worries instead of true worship.

You can't believe how my focus has changed. My contentment level has never been better.  My eyes are focused on true worship. I will know longer clutter my stage with the idols of this world.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30 

"Clear the Stage" by Jimmy Needham

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