When one says, “All I need is God and ________ (job, spouse, busyness, friends, money, car, etc),” the “and” is truly saying,”God isn’t enough.” Whatever my “and” might be, it is an idol and a false god.
Being “shut in with God in a secret place” invites me to confront personal idolatry. As I fast, I notice my brain and body saying, “All I need is God and food.”
However, my spirit knows that if I never eat another calorie, but have God, I genuinely have more than enough.
Today, I confront the idolatry of food.
All I need is God.
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