My prayer for you for today is that in each moment you will strive to be more like Jesus and not influenced by people but by God, in Jesus Name.
Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won't be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
Decisions. It is so interesting taking my son to the toy store, we go there to buy a specific toy he wants, but in the end we come out with something completely different. Watching him being influenced by the amount of toys and seeing how this influences his decision can be quite a challenge, because it could easily lead to confusion and he then can’t decide which one he wants. These are the days our visit to the toy shop takes a little longer. It then takes careful advisement and strategic guidance to help him in his decision so that he chooses and, well, stay in budget range.
The world is one massive toy store, and our relationship with Jesus influences our thoughts and decisions. There are so many false teachings and so many ways the enemy will try and trick us in believing something different to God’s word. It is almost like walking through a toy store and not knowing what to choose, all of them look so nice and as you walk along you pick up one and hold it for a little while, then you put it back when you see the next nice one as you continue your journey. Not only will this confuse you completely but it will become a trap that you can’t get out of. That is why it is so important that you turn to the Father for guidance and listen to His voice. As we desire to be more like Jesus and commit our lives in serving God we will hear the truth much easier and speak the truth more confidently and we will not be influenced by the tricks of this world. We will grow in our faith and become more mature in our choices and decisions. Ask God to open your eyes so that you can see the truth and open you ears so you can hear the truth and be your guide so that you can walk in the truth.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus