While at Church today I saw a picture in my mind of a China Shop. The shop had many beautiful piece of china plates, cups and saucers. Some looked very plain and some had a beautiful detailed design on them.
Each one was on a pretty stand for display.
But, this display was not from the Lord. It was from Man.
What had happened was that, along the way in our lives we started to find our own niches, our own ways to safety. We devised a way in our own minds to create systems, formulas, and patterns and allow them to come inside of us and take up roots. We put these designs and structures in place. We formed and established repeated traditions and rituals in our lives and gave them a symbolic meaning.
In the book of Exodus the bible tells us in plain words not to fashion or bow down to any image or idols.
King Josiah grew into a remarkable leader who feared the Lord and who had a heart for being faithful.
He made the decision to smash every image and idol that was not of God.
The king, smashed all the altars and scattered their dust in the valley of Kidron.
It is time to follow and be led by the Holy Spirit. It is time for you to smash the idols
that keep you from God.
God wants to bless you. He died for you and gave you life. A life you can choose to live of the Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 4:15 says - For your own good... do not sin by making an idol in any form at all.
It's decision making time. It's a time to let go and trust the Lord with your ministries, your personal goals,
your routines, you own dwelling places of safety.
God wants you to live a purpose-filled life.
It starts with Him and it is far greater than your own personal fulfillment.
Do you want happiness? Do you want to have meaning in your life?
It's time to choose the right choices. To trust the Lord and obey the Holy Spirit.
He will show you what matters most.
You were made for God and it's about letting God use you for His purpose and
not the other way around.
It's time to let go and allow your dishes to get smashed!
Gemma is a Wife, Mother, Prophet & Teacher, who is running at the forefront to raise up a Brave Generation of Leaders to live an exuberant life, in our most victorious, days ahead.