Skip to main content

The Strange Things

Today, I wasn't going to post anything lengthy but all of a sudden,
here comes a thought...and a post.

As I'm sitting at my desk, I have no idea what this thought is about.
I'll just let the Holy Ghost guide my fingers along the keyboard.
Bare with me.

"Now therefore put away, [said he], the strange gods which [are] among you,
and incline your heart unto the Lord God of Israel." - Joshua 24:23

"And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the Lord:..." -Judges 10:16

Incline means "to lean" or "to bend." So when it says to incline your heart to the Lord, he is saying to make your heart lean toward God. The word "gods" in this scripture doesn't just mean that guy buddha, or some other god you think you're serving. It ALSO means "any deified person or object. an idol." If you don't believe me, check out and I bet you use their definitions too. Now, if you don't know what an "idol" is...

The word origin for idol:

mid-13c., "image of a deity as an object of (pagan) worship," from O.Fr. idole, from L.L. idolum "image (mental or physical), form," used in Church L. for "false god," from Gk. eidolon "appearance," later "mental image, apparition, phantom," also "material image, statue," from eidos "form" (see -oid). Figurative sense of "something idolized" is first recorded 1560s. Meaning "a person so adored" is from 1590s; hence idolize (1590s).
Check out those BOLD words :) An idol is an object of worship, a FALSE god, a material image or statue...a person (or thing) that's adored. I know that some of us have said "they're my idol!" when you're looking up to someone. (Could be a friend, celebrity, cartoon character??) Ahhh, wrong thing to say my friend. I can honestly say that looking up to celebrities is a bad, bad, BAD thing. First off, look at the way they're dressed and the make-up they wear!!!! *GAG* Secondly, do you know anything about them? Besides that her/his #1 song is "_______"??? Thirdly, they don't look like they're in church. Don't you agree? The ONLY people you should be looking up to, inspired by, and influencing you are people who are IN church! Stay away from those fake barbies.
Now, if you are serving some so-called "god" example I had said, Buddha or Confucious or whatever else is out there better stop what you're doing, get a Bible, go online and find an Apostolic, Jesus-name-baptism, Holy-Ghost-filled, church! If you need any help finding one, leave me a comment and I'll give you some guidance.
So you're really adoring that pair of Alexander McQueen's (place any other name brand and clothing/shoes)??? If they become your #1 priority and are ABOVE paying your tithes, you better turn the other direction! Let's move those shoes to the bottom of the list, please.
Are you asking, "what about my friends?" Okay, if your friend is IN church and ON FIRE for God, praising and worshipping throughout the service, you have a GREAT friend and I encourage you to keep that friend if they are always doing right. But please, don't be saying that they are your idol. They inspire you to live for God with everything you've got!
Throw away those idols in your home. Stop looking at celebrity's pictures and move as far as you can from them. If you have any questions, "is ____ an idol?" go ahead and leave a comment. But first, pray about it and ask God what to do.
*All definitions were from*


Kendra Thaler said…
Umm ok well. I think this is safe to say.. Hold on just one second..

*runs to rooftop and shouts*

Unknown said…
Awesome Megee!!!
to Kendras comment... lol lol I love it!

Popular posts from this blog

Pick Up Lines for the Apostolics ;)

You know, I would be laughing so hard if a guy said any of these to me lol but I still think it would be kinda cute :p haha! So without further adieu, I give you the Pentecostal Pick Up Lines ;) *my favorite ones will be in italic :p lol* 1. Nice bible 2. Do you need help carrying your bible? It looks heavy. 3. If I had to choose between a romantic date with you or a night with the fellas… I would sit at home and read my bible. 4. Is that a thinline, duo-tone, compact, ESV Travel Bible in your pocket!? 5. Why don't I have a bible dictionary? Well, I dont really need it. 6. What, this here? Oh.. that's my study bible - it’s a little bigger but I can handle the extra spiritual and physical weight. 7. I've prayed about it and God wants you to go out with me. 8. My friend told me to come and meet you, he said that you are a really nice person. I think you know him. Jesus, yeah that's his name. 9. God told me to come talk to you 10. Marry me. 11. The Word say

Where have I been?

Has it really been almost 2 years since my last post? So much has changed. (Honestly, I am updating my blog because I like to reflect back on how far God has brought me. Forewarning, don't read if you don't want to take a look into my life the past year. This blog has many memories and I want to add on to it.) 2 years seems like a lifetime ago. I was hurting, broken-hearted, uprooted, and quite frankly, needing God more than ever. I questioned everything I was taught and needed answers, but thankfully, there was one thing I knew for sure... God had plans and He would be all I needed. Fast forward to October 2017 and I have lived in the state of Washington for a year, moved into my dreamy studio apartment in August, and I work in beautiful northern Idaho making & working more than I would have in Southern California. Who would have thought? Little Miss Meagan, moving 1.300 miles away from her family because God opened doors and said, "Come." This plac

The Struggle is Real

I am not usually the person who spreads their woes on Facebook, Instagram, or blog. Tonight may be the exception but I will refrain from letting emotions get the best of me. We are all facing trials. Whether you are 16 years old and tempted to cut your hair, 18 years old and thinking about leaving the church since you are technically an 'adult', 21 years old and being pressured to drink, or 24 years old and struggling with hurt and depression. The struggle is REAL! The truth is, we are all at different points in our walk with God and, believe it or not, the trials are ALL God-ordained. They have been put in our life specifically for us and to make us more like Christ. The struggles you are facing are a test of your faith and love for God, but they are also there so you can learn from your mistakes and help others when they go through the same trial. Honey, if you are dealing with hurt, I could quote scripture after scripture giving you encouragement and to cast your car