Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say!

There’s a song that has been out for quite a while and it says:  
“I love you Jesus. I worship and adore You. Just want to tell You, Lord I love You more than ANYTHING”
Now most of us who know this song sing it and often times find ourselves in deep worship as it is sang. However, how truthful are we really being when we make that confession? A while back I was in the middle of worship and as I sang that song, God checked me and said, “Don’t sing it if you don’t mean it.” 
I immediately begin to tell God that I really did mean what I was singing to Him. And as I attempted to make my case, He began to play back my life to me. He started to show me situations, people, habits, fleshly feelings, materialistic things, worries, doubts, and even fears that I’d allowed to manifest and make themselves bigger than He was in my life.
In that moment the Lord made an appeal to me to either BE REAL OR BE REVEALED! I was saddened because I really thought I did love Him more than anything, but obviously I was wrong. For months the praise team continuously sang the song but every time I opened my mouth to join in, the Holy Spirit would simply remind me, “Don’t say it if you don’t mean it.” John 14:15 says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” One of His commandments is “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” 
Often times we think of idol gods as a carved out statue or figure that people bow down to and cry out to, however, that is not always the case.
An idol god is anything that rises up and is given power to control our thoughts, our words, and our actions. It is anything that causes us to do or say anything that is contrary to our God. And if our words, if our worship isn’t real, if it isn’t authentic as it could be, me must allow the Lord to reveal us to us so that we can offer Him something pure and untainted.
So my question to you today is simple. Do you really love God MORE than ANYTHING? Do you love Him enough to let Him tackle your flesh? Do you love Him enough to offer your “issues” and your “problems” to Him? Do you love Him enough to walk away when He says walk away or let go when He says let go? Do you love Him enough to sacrifice what He is requiring? Do you love Him more than anything?
So as we go through this week, let that question seep into your spirit. Be honest enough so that even if that confession isn’t completely true, God can do the work in you so that it will be.
By imtoughenough

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