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Thursday, October 31, 2013

O Foolish One...

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Yesterday I heard Jesus speaking to me....

Okay, I know those of you who still do not know Christ will probably think to yourself, "Oh no, another Jesus Freak." However, those who know Jesus will completely understand. I hope you are coming from the latter, and if not, I hope someday you'll come back and read this and understand.

The enemy likes to toy with us...wait, let me speak for myself; the enemy likes to toy with me. He knows just how to get under my skin. He knows my weaknesses and uses them against me. I wish I could say that my armor of shield protects me against him all the time, but sadly I don't always wear my shield in just the right way, so it sometimes slips off and when it does, that's when he comes and attacks.


Lately, he's been using my insecurities to fill my mind with lies. He knows how important relationships are to me; how much I like people and how much I want to be liked in return. This is something that I've been "battling" with ever since I can remember. I use the word battling for a reason.

The other night I shared with my son how I wish someone would have made it known to me as a child that I was never alone and more importantly, that I was always accepted by my Savior; that no matter what went on around me, He was the one who would never fail me, would always want to hear from me or spend time with me, would always make me feel important and loved.

Sadly, that is not how I grew up. Although I had a wonderful mother, I had a father that never made me (or my mother) a priority in his life. This left me feeling as if I wasn't important, so I spent a lot of my time looking to others to give me that feeling - one of acceptance. This is a feeling that even as an adult I still battle with.

But yesterday....Jesus spoke to me through his Word and I laughed and cried all at the same time. It was three simple words,

"O foolish one"

As I was reading Luke 24, these words hit me H-A-R-D! I felt a whisper as if coming straight from Jesus' mouth to my heart, and as I cried I felt his presence....

Don't I know by now that His is the only approval I need and that He thinks I'm so important that He gave His life up on that cross for me; that he accepts me and loves me like no other human being ever will? He's just a prayer away and always enjoys being with me, and when I don't speak to him, HE MISSES ME.

"O foolish one"

Yes, I was accepting the enemy's lies and Jesus told me just what he thought of me for having done this. So, when the enemy comes again and tries to attack me I will open my Bible to Matthew 24:25 and remember Jesus' words so that I may not be foolish again.

And Jesus said to them, "O foolish ones and slow of
heart to believe everything that the prophets have spoken!"

What lies from the enemy are you believing? Listen to Jesus, "O foolish one..."

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your heart. Satan plays with my insecurities too...and we all need to remind ourselves how much we are loved by our Lord.

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  2. Hi, I'm stopping by from the Christian Fellowship blog hop. I can understand just what you mean about Jesus speaking to you. I sometimes fall into thinking no one really likes me. It's always good to be reminded not to believe Satan's lies.

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  3. Amen! I battle with the same thing almost every day. Thanks to the glorious Word and friends like you, my skirmishes last fewer minutes now!

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  4. ASliceofHomeschoolPieDecember 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    I would never have guessed that about you Kate. I am glad God has given me the opportunity to have you as a friend.

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  5. ASliceofHomeschoolPieDecember 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    It seems that this is something that we as females share - that feeling that we're not accepted. Funny though is that we're accepted each and everyday of our lives; it's just that we've been seeking it from the wrong people or places - Jesus accepts us and more importantly loves us. What better friend could we ever have?

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  6. ASliceofHomeschoolPieDecember 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Amen Brandy! Thank you for stopping by. Look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

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