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By false advertisements
Our course of defense
I’m lost here without you
That Your way is best.
A world of distractions
In all that is right
The gift that was given
To persevere through the night.
Is still the best option
You’ll guide as we go
You still go before me
You call me Your own.
With fervent resolution
For strength You’ll bestow
I won’t be disappointed
You’re leading me home.
May 24, 2020 – March 17, 2022
Note on the wording:
I chose the words “false advertisements” figuratively, not literally, as in— anything that draws the eye away from God and the truth with misleading and deceptive claims, such as promises of monetary prosperity, or inspirational, but not completely true or clear, quotes and memes. Anything that promises you peace, joy, security or fullfillment apart from God.
You could always read it literally if over spending money in an indulgent way happens to be a temptation for you.
Often we are tempted by a desire to fill a void, or a hole, in our hearts with things that promise to sustain us and give us life, but these things don’t really have that kind of staying power. When we are tempted we are told to flee. However, this isn’t always possible in every situation, therefore God advises us to resist the devil. To do so we need God’s help. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:40-43)
God gives us what we ask for in Jesus name
“Lord, be kind to us. We have waited for your help. Give us strength every morning. Save us when we are in trouble.”Isaiah 33:2
“Those who by faith humbly wait for God, shall find Him gracious to them; as the day, so let the strength be. If God leaves us to ourselves any morning, we are undone; we must every morning commit ourselves to Him, and go forth in His strength to do the work of the day.”Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
Then Jesus said to all of them, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.Luke 9:23
Don’t Be Distracted or Diverted
“You yourselves are a case study of what He does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of Him, giving Him trouble every chance you got. But now, by giving Himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in His presence. You don’t walk away from a gift like that! You stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted. There is no other Message—just this one. Every creature under heaven gets this same Message. I, Paul, am a messenger of this Message.”Colossians 1:21-23