When we are driving on the streets and highways and byways it is critical to be paying close attention to the road ahead of us. We have to avoid potholes, roadkill, and debris that may be in the middle of the road. If we do not and are unfortunate hitting it, then we could do serious damage to our vehicle or worse yet, wreck and become injured.Sin is like that foreign object or dead animal in the road. Somehow it is out there and gets into our path and we get injured. The injury could be devastating and life changing to take us off God's path and make us believe the enemies lies. The sin could be little and hardly noticeable such as a tissue on the highway. We do not see it and it will not really hurt us but it is still litter and should not be there.Satan sends powerful delusional spirits at times and tricks those who sometimes are even believers. That is why it is so critical to stay in an attitude of prayer and do not entertain things you know are against God's word. 2 Thessalonians 2:10(NLT) says 'He will send us every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them.' Satan is real. He is tricky. He lies and is the father of lies. His task is to destroy the believer. Maybe he makes loving Jesus and serving Him seem crazy to you by putting wrong thoughts in your head. Remember what he did in the Garden of Eden? Maybe he deceives you into thinking going to church is all you need to do.John 10:10(NIV) says '
'The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.'
Have you hit some "debris" in the pathway of your life that has taken you away from the things you know to be right? Has your love for Jesus grown cold? Do things of the world that you know separate you from still captive you? Do you feel the Bible is boring? Friend now is the time to remove the "debris" and make your life right with the Lord. You want to keep running but kick that debris out of the way. Philippians3:14(NIV) says 'I press onto receive the prize to which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.'
Colossians 2:8(NIV) is a good verse to pray for a family member you may know that is caught up n believing a lie from the enemy or if it is you then pray it for yourself. It says '
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.'
Now go out and take notice of the "sinful debris" and purge it from your road of life.
PRAYER: Lord Guide my steps each and every day. Help me never be ashamed of you. Teach me your truth. Your word is truth. Help me to not listen to false teaching or the lures of this world. In Jesus' name. Amen.