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The thirst is so real in this day and age, and no, this post is not about dating. I’m talking about the thirst for money, likes, clothing, views, relationship, and popularity. You name it! The thirst is real.

Let me clear and say that I’m not talking about the healthy desires we have for the things we enjoy and the pleasures of this life. I’m talking about the type of thirst that leaves you constantly feeling like something is missing. You know, the type of thirst that you’re always trying to quench, but you can never satisfy. I mean, I want to get married, have a family, be successful in my career, and live an exceptional life just as much as the next person does, but what I don’t want to do is allow these desires to become idols in my life. Especially, when God tells us that we are to have no other God before him (Exodus 20:3).

Back in the Bible days the gods they created had whole personalities and worship practices that were quite complex, but idolatry for us looks very different. It comes in the form of the friendships and relationships we put before God. It comes in the form of the positions, inanimate objects, and hobbies we put before God. It comes in the form of the desires we have for success and marriage, and it comes in the form of anything or anyone we decide to put before God.

That thirst for anything but God can lead to idolatry and living a life that is less than God’s best for our lives. This is why it’s so important to make checking the state of our hearts a regular part of our lives and a priority. It helps us to make sure that our intentions are in the right place, and that God sitting on the throne of our hearts.

So this week I want to encourage you to take some time to check your heart. Put God first, and keep him first.

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer”. – Psalm 19:4