Today's devo mentions one way we can deeply grieve God...by transforming the blessings He brings our way into idols. "Anything can be an idol if it distracts (us) from (Him) as (our) first love." (90) This reminded me...
Recently we were at a one-year-old's first birthday where a crowd of friends and family had gathered in with lots of carefully chosen gifts. However, the charming, cheery little one-year-old was mostly captured with all the gift wrapping!
God's blessings are like the gifts and wrapping. We can get quite captured with life's wrappings and His well chosen gifts, ignoring the Gift Giver, Himself!
So, how do we enjoy God's blessings without getting all wrapped up in idolatry?
As we are enjoying our blessings, we can make it a priority to intentionally thank Him and to share the blessing! Ps. 34:3 helps me maintain balance. "Magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt His Name together."
We magnify Him...not the gift! We exalt His Name...not our many blessings!
And we do it all "TOGETHER"...dmc