"What do you hear?'' the old woman sitting on the old rocking chair asked her grandchildren who had surrounded themselves around her to listen to the moaning voice in the distance which seemed to pierce the dark night.
"A sad tune'' one mentioned
"probably someone crying.''
"must be a sorrowful woman''
"or someone in pain.''
The Old woman shook her head slightly and smiled. "don't be in a hurry to answer. stop whatever you're doing, keep your heart focused and concentrate on the interpretation of the voice.''
still, none of her grandchildren were able to detect what the distant moans meant and it began to subside into the night.
"well?'' one of the children asked looking up at her with huge eyeballs. ''what is it?''
"A mother was singing for her child, in soft moans because her baby wanted a lullaby.''
"it sounds sad...'' one frowned
"well, not my idea of a lullaby.'' another protested. ''how do you know anyway?''
"because i know, and I've been in this world longer than you think or know.''
This short story illustrates how we see things so differently from How God sees things and yet He sees and knows things better than we do but we refuse to acknowledge it most times.
there are so many Lies we allow ourselves to believe and thats because We don't know the Word
If We knew the word, we wont allow anything or anyone to draw us away.
3.the media(can also be classified under the world too)
All of the above tend to draw us away from the truth and so we end up listening to Lies. We end up believing what the world or the devil or the media calls us whereas, the only One whom we're meant to believe is Jesus-The Truth. What He says about us is the only relevant thing in this life..., is the only thing thing that matters and is the only thing that can make us move on in the path set before us.
Never believe what the media calls you.
As far as the Truth is concerned, we're just a container, a covering, the real deal is Who we are inside, What we can do and undo when no one is looking and how you react when under pressure.
The world may classify individuals as fat, thin, slim, tall, short, pretty, ugly, incapable, not good enough etc
The devil thinks you're not worth The sacrificial death of Christ and your flesh might not even like your present container but Hear the truth...your container(body) is not you.
Jesus didn't die for a container, He died for who you are...and who He sees by the time he's through with you.
Check the word and you'll see so many precious names he's given you, he calls you and how you are dear to him, regardless of how you came to Him or what you had or didn't have
Jesus said.."a man's life does not consist of his material belongings-Luke 12v15. and its true because when those things fade, and you haven't been storing for yourself treasures up in heaven, then its a sad story.
I had an encounter with someone who talked God with me and I left him feeling hungry for more cos I began to feel I still had so much to know cos God is just too overwhelming to grasp, put in a box or comprehend and he was so excited talking about God.
The world could see a Jesus freak...probably
The media might not even want to associate with him most especially if your "God talk" is getting too much and you say it's the reason why you even exist in the first place.
The media wants to sell and so they display whatever will make them sell...that is, what the world wants and it doesn't matter what length they go to get it or who even gets hurt.
Think i'm bluffing?...check out little children pulling stunts that you and i were not bold enough to do at our age when we were younger
or rather, things that would make you lift an eyebrow in the past as "odd" is now being seen as a norm
The devil, am sure hates the sight of him and wants to rid him of such Joy He has found in Christ and his daily walk with God
but I saw him through a different yet truthful perspective
To me, He was one of the richest men that existed. He had God and didn't care what anyone said or felt about His faith. He wanted to know God more.
He talked about God in a way that would make you feel you were missing a lot if you don't take your faith seriously.
He believed He existed ONLY to know Christ and in his occupation, his daily work and plan, that was his main purpose in life...to know Christ more and more!..Wow!!
A man of God once said.."I can't envy you because of your material possessions or wealth, rather I can only envy you if your love /passion for God is greater than mine or rather has reached the degree where i pray to reach and more.''
He might not have said it in the exact way I put it, but for better comprehension, I put it that way.
And with that statement, I knew there was nothing worth more than serving God and Loving Him with everything within me cos that was all that mattered.
Anything outside Christ would be a total mess...
and so, whom would you rather stick with? your independence(believing you can do all by yourself) or total dependence on God?