God commands us to love him with all of our minds. He calls us to diligent discipleship. We are called to meditate on his word day and night. Our errors in theology are rooted in our pride and our slothfulness. We are satisfied with sloppy views of God. We are comfortable with idols. It is our fallen nature to prefer the idols to the real God. Idols are lifeless and worthless. But they are also harmless. That is why we are comfortable with them. We make our own idols. What we make, we own; and what we own, we can control. We did not make God. We cannot control him. That makes us uncomfortable.

R. C. Sproul

Edit: Talking about this with @awho10. In general idols are harmful. What does he mean in this context? That they don’t have power over us in comparison with Christ? They’re worthless and can’t give us satisfaction? Idols aren’t real but make promises they can’t keep? What do you guys think?

If today, Christmas, is going to be a struggle, whether it’s difficult relatives, loneliness, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, arguments, and so on, remember this: you are loved, you are cherished, you are adored, by the Father. His Son was born today and the same love He has for His child, He has for you too. May you all be blessed today. 

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

No matter how dark or how hard things are right now, when you surrender all to Christ, and trust in God wholeheartedly. Know this, that God is going to change this situation around for His Glory and your good. Don’t worry about it. God is in control, and taking care of it. God bless you.

Lord, here I am down on my knees, surrendering all I have, desperate for you. With my arms stretched wide, I know You hear me as I cry. So will You speak to me now? Yes, I surrender it all. I want to know you more. 

Like a rushing wind, Jesus breathe within me. Lord will You have Your way in me? Lord, have Your way in me. 

I Surrender by Hillsong Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcnfT4arZtI