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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

COBWEBS




When do you think of cobwebs? Perhaps for those who celebrate
Halloween that is when. Maybe if you walk in an abandoned building and
walk into one. It could be when you are in a room of your home, not
just an attic, but say your living room and look up and there is that
web. Maybe it was not noticed when you did housecleaning or perhaps
you have not had sufficient time to really clean or just plain did
not see it.

These cobwebs gave me an idea for a devotion. Some people use the
expression "they must have cobwebs in their brain" when someone messes
up. In our walk with Christ maybe cobwebs form on our Bible or in our
head because we have not meditated enough on God 's word. The thing about cobwebs is you can knock them down with a broom but alas the next day they are there again. Another illustration of cobwebs would be the traps of sin set by Satan to "capture" us in his web.

If you do not do what is necessary to get rid of sin in your life those cobwebs reappear and sometimes even bigger! You say that one little sin will not hurt anyone. No matter what it is, lying, cheating, stealing, when you are tempted by the enemy and cave in it takes you further away from the Lord. The enemy can deceive you with lies on top of lies so much to the point you might start actually believing them. We are seeing lots of that in today's culture redefining marriage.

Romans 3:23 reminds us 'All have sinned and fallen short of God's glory.' No one is sinless but sin can be alluring and captivating. That is the way Satan likes it. Sin seems harmful but once you are into it, it may be hard to escape the "sinful cobwebs" of life. 

There is hope. You can turn and repent of your sins and run to God. Get involved in a good church that preaches the word. If friends are dragging you away from the truth find new friends and pray for the old ones. Start reading your Bible. Go to a good Christian counselor if you need help or a trusted Godly friend. Above all pray! Your life can be restored, renewed, and set free to serve Jesus with an undivided heart. Maybe it is a family member who needs to escape Satan's web of deceit. Keep praying for them and do not lose hope. (See Luke 18:1).

Let me end with 2 Timothy 2:22(NIRV) which says "Run away from evil things young people long for. Try hard to do what is right. Have faith, love, and peace. Do these things together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.'

PRAYER: Lord I thank you for being my help not only in good times but also in times when I have been caught in a web of sin. I need you 24/7 and I know you care an can set  me free from the lies of the enemy. Give me your strength to persevere. In Jesus' name. Amen.


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