In the Word Tuesday: No Other Gods

Yesterday, Lauren and I started the Kelly Minter "No Other Gods" bible study. I have talked quite a bit about idols on this little blog (read more HERE), however, I feel that I was convicted of something new yesterday, in the FIRST day of the study. Kelly talked about the difference between our professed god(s) and our functional god(s). At first I was not even sure of the difference. Then, with a little more studying, it hit me.

PROFESSED GODS are those that we claim are our gods publicly. For me, my professed god would be God himself.

My FUNCTIONAL GODS however, are not the same. My functional gods are my career and school, my pride, and my comfort.

I began to ask myself, how can I be fully surrendered to my professed God when I have so many functional gods that demand my time and attention? Complete surrender to God is impossible when so many other things consume my time and thoughts. How jealous I must make Him. That I would place my hope in things that are temporary, when He is the one that gave me life. 

During this busy season leading up to the wedding, I want to pray that the dissonance between my professed God and my functional gods would become less and less, and that I would be able to focus on Him throughout the craziness. Would you pray for me friends? That I would let go of my functional Gods and focus on what matters most?

Would you link up today and share what God is teaching you?

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  1. Praying for you and I'm so excited about doing this study with you!

  2. Sounds like a great study! Thanks for sharing, Cassie. I'll definitely be praying for you! This is such a big time in your life and I understand the craziness. Thanks for making me think about this in my own life.

  3. Thanks friend, I'm loving it so far!

  4. I'll be praying for you! This is something I've been struggling with lately. I've started to ask myself, "If I believe God is holy, then what should I be doing right now?" Because if I really believe He is God, and not just God but MY God, then that should change everything I do.

    And I should probably tell you the time that question was most critical was when I was deciding when, or really if, to get up Sunday morning. You better believe I scrambled out of bed once that question had finished reverberating across my brain.

  5. Thanks girl! I really like the idea of asking myself that...

    HA! I have totally been there before. My selfishness amazes me sometimes, His grace amazes me even more.


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