Sunday, May 19, 2013

HEY THERE, I'M TOMILOLA
















Hi guys, I wanted to tell you guys a story about idolatry but I didn't want it to be long, sad and boring. God doesn't appreciate us having idols and I know we sometimes limit idols to some wooden thing we bow down and worship. Yes, those are idols but c'mon guys, we are in the 21st century, the definition of idols have broadened. An idol is a physical representation of your "god" and thus anything you treat as important or more important than God is your idol and idolatry is a sin. So think of anything really, money, your partners, SHOES, clothes and many others can be your idols. For example, when I was younger, I would skip church if I didn't have anything fancy to wear, so fancy clothes were my idols. They were way too important to me and a great hindrance to my service to God. I hope you get the picture. Have a lovely week guys!

"You shall have no other gods besides me - God [Exodus 20:3]"

Lots of love,

30 comments:

  1. Tomilola, you are one of the cutest beings i have seen as an adult and God bless you for standing for God!! Love you.

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  2. God bless you greatly for this Tomilola! Everyone needs to be reminded that the things we place above God control and own us whereas He is supposed to be our everything! This sends a wonderful message. God bless you for this!.x

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  3. thank you for sharing dear. Very true all that you've said. Some of us have made things and people become idols in our lives and don't even know it. We have exalted other things above God which is a sin and God hates the sin. May God open our eyes to see these idols, the grace to remove them and the wisdom to make GOD number 1 in our hearts and in our lives, in Jesus name, Amen.

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  4. Fantastic illustration! sometimes we need a reminder.

    Thanks for sharing

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  5. beautiful,creative and different.love love.God bless u
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  6. Sadly, clothes,shoes and weaves used to be my "gods"...I kept saying I had everything under control...until I had a major breakdown and found myself over my head in debt.
    It wasn't easy but the first step was admitting I had a problem!
    Thanks for this post Tomilola!!
    xoxo

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  7. Absolutely amazing. I'm glad I stumbled on this somehow. God bless you.

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  8. Hey Tomilola! this is amazing... I think you should make it a tag! well I have tagged myself o! and I will do it today... I love you for this post.. its a message that should go around...

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  9. Really nice and creative. Life is all about balancing the IMPORTANT thing and other important things.

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  10. This! This! This! I can't say "this" enough! I've been in these shoes...and God kept trying to open my eyes to see that he was becomin my god and I was so far away from him. Around that time I read Redeeming Love again and it was like another huge pointer...he desperately needed me to return to my first love. You'ved said it all...it feels good to know that he's Jealous like that and that he loves us enough to correct us and not just write us off. Beautiful...you said it all, and quite nicely too :) Love the use of pictures.

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  11. This! I was in these shoes...I think I still am. I put "him" before God and let God take the back seat. I'm glad that he loves me enough to be jealous and he didnt write me off totally. Around that time things were not working out and I read francine rivers "redeeming love" again...I knew I needed to get back to my first love. The heart still has a long way to go in the healing business, but I'm working my way to where I need to be, loving him daily...

    Beautiful. Love the use of pictures to tell the story :)

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  12. Permit me to say this; It's so obvious how much you are growing in grace. I believe i have read all or at least 90% of your posts and it shows how your love for God keeps growing. You are an inspiration and you definitely ROCK!

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  13. Tomi,God bless you for this. Sometimes, we tend to forget that God is all that matters. Nice illustration :)

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  14. Tomi, God bless you for this pst. Sometimes we tend to forget that God is all that matters. Beautiful illustration, Oprah.xx

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  15. your growing love for God is beautiful and inspiring. this is a wake up call and a im so very grateful to you for this post.

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  16. Thanks everyone for your comments. I am so thankful to God that a simple post has blessed your hearts. Lots of love xx

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  17. I'm inspired


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  18. Omg. Wow... This post was on point... "He" was my God for a bit and I prayed to have the negative things in my life removed... low and behold, "he" disappeared. Funny how that works. Now I'm at the void but never thought of asking god to fill it up. So simple!

    ~Sherine
    Confessions Of A City Girl / Enerjiee

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  19. Absolutely love this post! Loving your blog and your style! Now following!

    XOXO,
    Ker-Leen
    Music. Fashion. Love.
    http://kerleen.blogspot.com

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  20. Sigh....my idol is shopping ...n God has been dealing with me!!!

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  21. Lovely post Tomilola. Thank you.

    I followed your blog, kindly return the favour. Thanks.

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  22. Falling for you - Colbie Caillat. A few lines there describes how reading a few of ur inspirational posts makes me feel.

    You seem like an amazing person. Keep sharing.

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  23. This is so beautiful x
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  24. hi Tomi,i love your blog.you really know how to balance everything abt life.God,fashion.......pretty nice and cool.Kudos.the sky is just your steppin stone.

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  25. You get better & better with every post and I love it. how you summed up soo much in those little words. "Take out your ear plugs" lave it. And on the fashion, j'adore those glasses.
    -Kisses, A.

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  26. G0D bleSs u for this.you motivated me

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  27. Just found your blog and love it!!!

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