You shall have no other gods besides Me.
These words raced through my mind during my time with the Lord recently. I had allowed other gods (idols) to distract me and interrupt the time that was His and His alone. He alone is God and there is no other, yet I wasn’t treating Him as He deserved. He is a jealous God who does not share His glory with others. I had bowed down and served other gods.
After repenting, I desired our time to continue but I knew it was over for that time. I knew that I was receiving the Lord’s discipline. My only solace was these words “for the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and chastises every son whom He receives.” (Hebrews 12:6)
Do you have other gods besides Him? Ask Him to show you; He will.