Listening To God

Day 4 of 7 • This day’s reading


Deceived by Desire

The origin of sin started with these lies: God isn’t good, He can’t be trusted, and He’s holding out on us. Certainly this deception continues today. And if that’s not bad enough, like Eve, our natural cravings join forces with these lies! All this deception is needed in order for Satan to attempt to separate us from God.

Eve saw the fruit and thought it looked really good and pleasing. She was also seduced by the lure of greater enlightenment, knowledge, and possibly even power. You will be like God. Boy, was she duped!

How about you? How many times have you been overpowered by the lust of your eyes and your limited understanding? I’m not trying to depress you with that question but alert you because, friend, it doesn’t have to be that way!

Living connected to God’s voice means we follow His instructions to acknowledge Him. Give Him glory, thanks, and praise for each moment because He is with you! This holy connection means we desperately place our trust in Him in every circumstance and shut our ears and eyes from all that would deceive our hearts and minds.

This world isn’t my world, and it’s not yours, either! A new Heaven and Earth await those who with patient endurance continue to trust their Savior. We don’t have to settle for chasing the wind of every passing trend. We don’t have to be afraid of missing out on the “good stuff” because we know great eternal rewards await us. And, we know our God is truly the only Good Stuff! He is our All in All, our Sufficient One, our Completer!

Ask the Father: Is there anything I need to do or know to have my heart’s desire always be for You?

Today’s worship song recommendation: “Clear the Stage” by Jimmy Needham