Morning Prayer, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR
Father God, please close my ears and my heart to words spoken to me or about me that seek to do me more harm than good. Amen
“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8
"Safeguard your thoughts, watch your words, protect your ears." The Bible tells us to test the spirit by the spirit. In other words, don't just take people's word for what they are speaking to you or about you. Sometimes it takes us praying and asking God, "Is this right for me," and not just going with the flow. Just because it is right for other people does not mean it is right for you. True, it looks good and may sound good, but that does not make it good, "for you." All too often, in our haste to get things we want, we buy into what people tell us or say about us. For me, somewhere in my spirit I knew it wasn't right for me, but it sounded good. I had to learn that there is a devil out there plotting against me. He doesn't want any of us to succeed. What he wants is for us to fail so he sends along a wolf in sheep's clothing, or someone with a deceiving spirit who will lead us off in the wrong direction. When I was a child, I thought like a child and believed things people told me, but now that I am all grown up, I have a mind of my own. You know what else, I serve a God who promised to send His Spirit to teach me all things, so I rely on that.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.." John 3:16