Day 218

“Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.”  (Psalms 119:142)

Don’t you just love being lied to?

Seriously, isn’t it such a great feeling when someone thinks so little of you that they tell you a lie for their own benefit?

It’s so awesome, isn’t it?

Being lied to just makes you happy, right?

NOT!

NOT a thousand times a thousand!

We ALL hate being lied to!  No one enjoys being played the fool.  It is a terrible feeling when you find out someone has lied or you catch them in an untruth.

So, let me ask you this:  If we hate being lied to, then why do we consistently listen to the Father of Lies?

When the devil comes to us and says, “You are unloved by God because He is too High for you, too Pure, too Holy.”  Why do we listen to him when the Bible (TRUTH) tells us:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:16)

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”  (1 John 4:8)

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”  (Romans 5:8)

Reject the lie of the Deceiver and embrace the Truth of the Law of God.

GOD LOVES YOU!

When the devil comes to us and says, “You don’t fit in because you are too fat or too skinny, too ugly or too pretty, too quiet or too loud, too crazy or too boring, too friendly or too unfriendly….etc.”. Why do we listen to him when the Bible (TRUTH) says:

“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”  (Ephesians 1:6)

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”  (Ephesians 2:10)

YOU ARE ACCEPTED!

When the devil comes around and says, “Who do you think you are to serve God?  Your children don’t measure up to their children and your spouse is not as great as their spouse, and your ministry doesn’t measure up to their ministry, and your life is not as great as their life.”  Why do we listen to him when the Bible (TRUTH) clearly says:

For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”  (2 Corinthians 10:12)

But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.”  (2 Corinthians 10:17-18)

And I will repeat….

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”  (Ephesians 2:10)

YOU ARE ENOUGH!

Listen, we need to recognize that the devil will always be out to twist the Truth.  He has been doing it since the Garden of Eden and he won’t stop.  The Bible is the One Thing you can pattern your life by and know that you are walking in the right direction!  There is such a peace in that.

When the Bible says something, you can trust IT!  When God says He hates something, you should hate it.  When God says to obey something, you should obey it.  When God says to forsake something, you should forsake it.

When God says He loves you, you can lay your head on your pillow and block out every single other voice in the world and know for a fact…..GOD LOVES YOU.

Yep.  He loves you when you are good, He loves you when you are bad.  He wants you to look into His Word and learn and be helped when you have erred, but He still loves you with all His love.

And He loves you NO MATTER how other people in churches, your family or your ex makes you feel.

Whether you woke up today behind bars in a cold prison cell or you woke up in a penthouse on the upper east side of New York City, God loves you and wants the best for your life.

Whether you have the memory of an abortion or you set a table for twelve in your home where you have raised ten children and homeschooled them all, God loves you equally and God wants to fellowship with you.

Whether you ate cheesecake and cried for three hours in depression or went to the gym and checked off a list of chores, God loves you and wants to be the One you are listening to and living for.

No one is a throw away in the sight of God.

Read the Word.  Dwell in Truth.

Jesus said:

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”  (John 17:17)

Until Next Time, Lord willing,

Sheri

 

 

 

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