Today’s devotional in the Love Expressed Fast deals with becoming what you are consumed with.
Whenever we admire people or revere thing to the point that you give it the same reverence reserved for GOD it keeps us from receiving God's love and compassion. Ask yourself, is GOD my first priority or have I allowed something other than God to be your first priority?
An idol can be anything we place ahead of God in our lives, anything that tugs at our heart more that God does, such as: possessions, careers, relationships, hobbies, sports, entertainment, goals, greed, addictions to alcohol/ drugs/ gambling/ pornography, etc. Many people are devoted to their idols. They spend huge amounts of their time, money, and efforts on serving an idol. But worshiping idols leads to hurt and destruction.
If you desire God’s love and forgiveness you must turn away from idols, and surrender to Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Then you will truly experience the compassion and love of God.
Remember, if your first priority is God, the rest of your life will fall into place