As a person who values words, how they’re used, why they’re used, the power contained within – the last several months have been extremely hard for me to walk through – quietly.
Dear Christ follower, this is ALL our fault.
Before you get offended – and believe me, I WANT you to be offended, continue to read.
This was part of my devotional today…
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 (KJV).
I put myself down a lot and it’s not good for our hearts or our minds to hear this stuff. Because when stuff is repeated often we start to believe it’s the truth. God’s word says we’re “loved, chosen, redeemed and His children” just to use a couple of examples.
These are the truths we ALL need to be repeating to ourselves.
Please leave a comment if this resonates with you. Let’s talk about it.
Psalms 37:4 is one of the most beloved and misinterpreted verses in scripture.
I know this about you, you read these words, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires,” and you think, “Hot dog! God’s gonna gimme what I want.” All, I gotta do is “take delight in Him.” Easy peasy – where do I sign up?
That title might be a little deceptive because, the truth is, I believe we are exactly what we think.
The problem is, as Christ followers, we tend to think the wrong things.
As a follower of Jesus there may be no bigger truth than the one stated above – IF – the rest of verse is true.
In Genesis, scripture declares that God spoke the world into existence. 8 times in the first chapter a verse begins with the words, “and God said.”
It’s what he says or rather, what He does when it comes to man.
Maybe it has nothing to do with how I feel. Which is an odd way to think about life.
You like to think that you have yours and I have mine.
What’s right for you is not for me.
There’s no absolute, only shade from a different tree.
Sometimes we bend, others omit, You say there’s degrees;
but the reality is, you just refuse to see.
No ebb no flow, no shifting light. The final pronouncement
ends the night.
Your guilt shouted down, hidden by volume, pride defends the lies you swallow.
Your hate misdirected, aimed at the sky; unjustified rage, mental incarceration.
You’re being tortured by your own head.
It’s all just a lie. One that you believe.
The Truth is a gift – you just have to receive.