Saturday, July 12, 2008

Update

So, I told you guys I was asking God to reveal any idols to me. I think He is showing me is that I am not WORSHIPPING anything but Him, but I still have LOTS of dying to self I need to do. Way too much of my life is still about me instead of Him and others. My thoughts are still so much about me. It is amazing how much time we have to think! I remember when I first quit being depressed all the time, I was shocked at how much thought life that freed up. And time. So, if I quit thinking about myself all the time, I will have so much more time! Hmm...for prayer, maybe?


Anybody got anything they would like me to pray about? :)

13 comments:

Kristi said...

Wow! This post is awesome! I would ask for prayer over Daniel and my relationships. I know that-that may be vague, but we don't have any real face to face ones here (that isn't ministry related) and it is certainly taken it's toll. I fear that we are becoming social retards in that when we do have teams come over we fight one another for the spot light (not because we are really fighting for it) but because we are so desperate for any sort of love from people who want to love us without an agenda. We are normally pretty laid back people...but now we talk and twist and are unsettled. In person (in this place) we have morphed and it is a battle I fear to be who God has made us to be. We are comfortable to serve but to "just be" that is a whole other question.

paul maurice martin said...

I wonder about the meaning of that word sometimes - worship. It would seem strange to me if God wanted to be worshipped in the way that a vain or egocentric person might.

It's idolatry to worship another person and, if you're a person, it's terribly misguided and wrong to want to be worshipped.

So what makes the word "worship," when used in relation to "God," different? What special meanings or connotations does it have to you?

Tawny said...

You may be as vague or detailed as you please with prayer requests. :)

Paul, I believe the way we worship a person and the way we worship God are very similar, if not the same. The difference is God is perfect, He cares perfectly about us. He will never make a mistake or be selfish. He is worthy of worship, nobody else is. There is a fullfillment that comes from worshipping the one true God that we can get no other way. And here on earth our worship is imperfect and incomplete and it is still the best thing I have ever experienced.

Julene said...

WOW! Did you just cross over to an intercessory prayer warrior?:)

tawny said...

Yeah, right, Julene! :)

Darla said...

In 2 Kings 17:33 they worshipped God but SERVED other gods. I think that is still very possible to do. We worship Him but who or what are we serving??

tawny said...

That is so what we do in America! Worship God but serve our own ideas of what is important! Thank you Darla. Now I can ask myself, "What am I serving?" along with "What am I loving/wanting?" I had never thought of those as two separate things.

Jess said...

oh-wow-what AM i loving and wanting?... wonderful post. you, too, say what i feel... lots of love, jess

Birgit said...

Wow, this is such a great reminder to truly set ourselves aside and live for God, even in our thinking - being "other focused" in our thoughts.
It's so true, when we quit thinking about ourselves it frees up so much time :). I love this reminder of "dying to self" - thanks tawny.

Darla D said...

As I was walking to work this morning I was thinking of that Todd Agnew song that has that line about "need a little more spontaneity in the middle of this daily grind". I love that whole song but I do feel like I need prayers about more of Him in my daily grind b/c I definitely have the daily grind part.

tawny said...

Thank you Birgit, yep, it does all come down to dieing to self. I wish self wasn't so subtle sometimes!

Darla, I will pray for you about that. I love the days when joy is bubbling in my heart, no matter what I am doing. The few days, I should say. Working on that myself. :)

mandy said...

my bible study is doing "No Other Gods" right now and it is powerful! powerful.

i didn't think i was stuck in any idolatry, but doing this study has opened my eyes. if you come across it in a bookstore, you might wanna take a second to thumb through it!

tawny said...

Are you doing that study with Beth? :) One of my friends is too, we are actually thinking about doing it in the Fall. Thanks for the tip!