Monday, November 19, 2012
2 Kings 23
Your people had mind-boggling ways to worship lesser gods. So many places, so many names, so many styles. You created humankind for worship - something in us draws us toward expressing ourselves, relating in that fashion. You made people with a desire for the divine, the supernatural, the holy. That appetite will not go unaddressed or unremedied, it will work its way into decisions, affiliations and lifestyles. Holy Spirit, cause me to cooperate with Your perfect purpose, keep my focus on the God Most High. Please, grant discernment to distinguish clearly between worlds that I would have such a distaste for the natural, the worldly, the evil that I will be unable to tolerate inaccurate worship, inappropriate meditations, and inapposite praise. The plethora of places, priests, and so-called sacred spots causes me to wonder how have I decorated my life with similar things; allowed worldly ways to encroach on my patterns of life and embraced an unclean inheritance of my family. Please strengthen my hands and my resolve to tear down, burn down and destroy those things which are not God-approved and God-centered. Let me not work in mercy as I seek to purge my life of those despicable high places. Holy Spirit, may my gift of worship be always and only offered to my God and Lord.