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In case you were not in the United States, or you just missed the memo, yesterday there was a complete solar eclipse.
I love that sort of thing. My oldest was slightly interested. I think I scared my girlie with the whole “You never look at the sun with these special glasses or it will hurt your eyes.” speech.
We did not get the full eclipse, but I think it was over 80%, so it was still cool. In case you do not know what exactly a solar eclipse is, it is where the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, blocking out part of the sun’s rays. Even at totality (where the sun is completely covered), you can still see the sun’s rays around the moon.
A friend of mine share something on Facebook for the day, that I loved.
She asked “What is blocking the Son in your life?“.
What is being allowed to eclipse God in our lives?
You shall have no other gods before Me.
Exodus 20:3 NASB
Kelley Mentor’s study, No Other Gods, is a great book. It tackles the gods we set up for ourselves.
While this is the great over-simplified version, it really boils down to anything that comes between us and God, anything that we give more time, money or attention to.
Money, alcohol, and drugs are often things that can come up between people and God, but there are subtler, less sinister things as well
It is not necessarily a bad thing. Family, health, fitness, romance, or hobbies can all be idols. While these things are bad in and of themselves, if they are taking God’s place, His time, coming between us and Him, if they begin to motivate us, then they are false gods.
Church can even be a god. If I let my service for God get in the way of my relationship with God, my priorities are out of place. I can busy ourselves with functions or service and neglect to take time at the feet of Jesus.
It is important to take time regularly to ask myself if there is anything coming between myself and God.
It is so easy to let things slip in. What is blocking out the Son in my life? What is motivating me? What am I serving? What have I set my heart on? What do I trust? What do I fear? Where do I turn first in times of turmoil?
Did you catch part of the eclipse? Have you ever asked yourself those questions?
On to the linkup!
The Aprons & Pearls Link-up
“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.
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