I’d like to share a couple snippets from our family worship time tonight reading Kyle Idleman’s book, Gods at War; Defeating the idols that battle for your heart.

“Idolatry isn’t an issue; it is the issue.”

“There are a hundred million different symptoms, but the issue is always idolatry.”

“It’s the trunk of the tree, and all other problems are just branches.”

We’re only in chapter one but the book is proving to be very instructive to our hearts, parents and kids alike. Our eyes are opened to the reality that a “sin” struggle as well as a “feeling” issue are alike rooted in the worship of an idol which has replaced the worship of Jesus. Turning away from the false god to the true One always returns His joy to our heart.