Friday, June 29, 2012

It Just Didn't "Sound" Right...

It is absolutely Amazing to me how God continues to teach and share His message simply by using the everyday things of this life.  Jesus often used parables during His time here on Earth to help the people understand. God continues to use our circumstances, situations, and simply "everyday" occurrences to do the same........

I received an email a few days ago from a friend. Her name was in the "Sender" line and my name was in the "Subject" line.  As I read the words leading to what was to be a "helpful link" providing information about job possibilities and a bright promising future, I stopped.  I didn't need to read further. 


Because I knew the words were not from my friend.  I knew they were not from her because it just didn't "sound" like her.  It didn't "sound right". I've spent time with this woman,  had conversations with her , this simply wasn't the way she spoke.  So I passed on the "link to happiness", chose the delete key instead, and within moments received an email from her explaining that indeed this message had not come from her, but that she had been hacked.

Ever feel like your mind, thoughts, and beliefs have been HACKED?  I have. My guess is that you have too.  The enemy works within this world to separate us from the truth. The truth that we are LOVED, ACCEPTED, AND EMBRACED by God the Father.  This truth allows us to hit DELETE.

.......Any of these hacked messages sound familiar?

"You're Not Good Enough" - - - - - DELETE
"You will Never be Able to Accomplish That"  - - - - -DELETE
"You Don't Look Right, You'll Never Fit In" - - - - -DELETE
"You're Such a Scaredy Cat, You'll Never Try That" - - - - -DELETE
"You'll Never be Loved, No One will Ever Want You" - - - - DELETE
"You're Weak." - - - - - - - DELETE
"It's Too Late for You" - - - - - DELETE

So, how do we know that such messages are NOT from God?
The more we spend time with the One who loves us beyond all measure, the more we understand His very character.  And as we grow and learn to understand Him, we are given the grace to make His promises, His message our own.

Friends~~~ Don't let the Enemy hack into your thoughts.  Don't follow the link that promises earthly Happiness & Prosperity.  Click delete.  They're not from God.   
Here is what IS:

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him, to enable them to fulfill the purpose for which they are called. (Romans 8:28)

I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. (Psalm 139:14)

Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave. Don't be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you everywhere you go." (Joshua 1:9)

"God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life" (John 3:16)
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

For I am about to do something new.
    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
    I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19)

This is who God is.  This is His Character.  This is His Word.† THIS is the Message worth Saving in the Inbox.

Because of His Grace,

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