A believer, in recovery, looking to the Bible to know who I am in Christ.
Beware lest anyone captivate you through philosophy and vain deceit, in the tradition of men and the elementary principles of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8
I'm Like a Romantic Comedy
I am blessed. The Lord has snatched me from the kingdom of darkness and set me down in the kingdom of light.
But I'm like a romantic comedy. The plot line goes like this. Girl falls for boy. (I get saved) They have an argument (I want my own way) and go their separate ways. Then, they figure out by the end of the movie that they are in love (It's painful to be separated from Him) and get back together (By His grace I seek Him).
That's me not God. He's always true. I have been fickle.
And I've trusted "philosophy and vain deceit." I've been led astray by the tradition of men and principles of the world.
I've fallen hook, line, and sinker. I've been a sucker.
Even then, the Lord worked beautiful miracles in my life, teaching me.
News for Knuckleheads
Sometimes, I'm a knucklehead. I can quit trusting and listening to Him. Then, in that weakened state, I seek help from ungodly people and teachings that look so amazing to me.
Then, it all comes crashing down around me.
Here's what I've learned. Trust the Lord. Trust Him, eyes locked. Don't waver.
Yes, I do waver. But I know to hone back in to the true source. Scripture. Godly preaching. Fellowship with believers. Prayer.
I matter to Him. He loves me. He will never leave me.
I am not God.
And I am empowered with godly power. Humble power.
Pride, fear, ungodly anger must be confessed and brought to Jesus.
Lord, I am weak; you are strong. I can easily deceive myself, and I can easily follow the deceptive teachings of others. You love me though. I matter to you. So Lord, uphold me. Teach me truth that takes root down in the depths of my soul. I surrender to you. Lord, give me discernment that I may know true teaching from corrupt. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you. Today. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
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