Are you pleasing Me or man? Am I your idol or have your gifts become your idol? Remember, every gift comes from above, from My heart. Does your heart belong to Me or to your gifts? Have you dethroned Me from your heart?
Beloved, I Am a jealous God.
Your heart must belong to Me and Me only, but you must be willing to enthrone Me there. You cannot have two idols enthroned in your heart. Joy comes when you walk in obedience to My ways. Your desire must be to please Me in everything you do. This is where your joy comes.
When you please men with your gifts and look for validation, as Your FATHER, I cannot watch you going in that direction. When that happens, I have to show you what is hidden deep in your heart.
Activation: Does this word stir you? How will you respond?
5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the YAHUAH, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.Exodus 20:5-6 (NIV)
4 Delight yourself in YAHUAH,
And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.
5 Commit your way to YAHUAH;
Trust in Him also and He will do it.
6 He will make your righteousness [your pursuit of right standing with YAHUAH] like the light,Psalm 37:4-6 (AMP)
And your judgment like [the shining of] the noonday [sun].