Monday, 20 February 2012

Today Reminder - 20 February 2012 (The spider and the fly)

My prayer for you for today is that you will stand firm in your faith and that you will not be fooled by the enemy posing as a friend, to slip and fall, in Jesus Name.

Galatians 5:7-10
You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? It certainly isn't God, for He is the one who called you to freedom. This false teaching is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough! I am trusting the Lord to keep you from believing false teachings. God will judge that person, whoever he is, who has been confusing you.

The spider and the fly. There was once a little fly that lived so happily believing that he was a fly destined for great fly things. He would fly around from one place to another always singing and always smiling. He was such a happy little fly. One day as he flew past a flower he heard a little voice say “Hey, where are you going?” the little fly swooped around and flew back to the flower to find a little spider sitting on the very tip of the flower. “Hi” said the little fly “I am on my way home”. “Come” said the little spider “come play with me”. The little fly stayed and played with the little spider. This started to become a regular thing, the little fly would spend less and less time with his fly friends and more and more time with the little spider. He started to wonder if it really was so great to be a fly as he started to think more and more like a spider. He would argue with his fly friends about being a fly and he started to spend less and less time with them and more and more time with the little spider. 

One day as they were playing on the flowers, jumping from one flower to the next, the little fly was happy because he was not part of those flies anymore, he was now a spider. As they jumped from one flower to the next the little fly saw that it was getting darker and he wanted to go home. The little spider convinced him to stay longer telling him that this is much more fun. The little fly could not see so well in the dark but he followed the little spider trusting him, because he could see in the dark. As he jumped he suddenly got tangled in something and he could not get lose. “Help!” he shouted to the little spider. The little spider came back as the little fly was struggling to get free. “What is this?” he shouted, “It is my web” the little spider said. “You are caught in my web” the little spider explained in a different voice. “Help me to get free” the little fly shouted again as he realized he could not get lose. “No” the little spider said “you are exactly where I wanted you…”

In this world the enemy will always dress himself up as this great friend or wise leader with all these great things that is so much nicer than to follow God. He will deceive us in thinking that it is not cool to be part of the “Bible geeks” and he will make you believe that his way is actually the right way. We will be so fooled by believing that this is ok, that we will become more and more like these false fiends as we are fooled like so many before us. We will start to lose our identity in Christ as we break His great commandment to love one another, and before you know it you are caught up in their web of lies.

Don’t be fooled by the enemy that dresses himself up like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and your heart to know when you are lead into a trap. Trust God and ask Him to strengthen your faith so that you can withstand all the trials you may face today. In the end it is much cooler to be a Christian than to follow the enemy, because our inheritance is so much nicer than the pit of fire where satan and his followers are heading for.

You remain in my prayers dear friend of Jesus. 

Have an awesome day! It is great to be your friend.