Little children, keep yourselves from idols. – 1 John 4:21 KJV

Father, how it must hurt You when I put other things before You. I don’t mean to allow those distractions to come in—but I open the door and soon my focus, my interest, and even my devotion has drifted away from You. I wish my idols were made of wood and stone. Then I could just throw them away once and for all. But instead, they are standing tall in my heart and mind. Thank You for helping me drag them down and cast them out forever. Amen.

[from Encouraging Prayers for Every Need]