dime deception

Last night I dreamed of a handsome man showing me some shiny diamonds in his hand and then hiding them again. He said he would show me later, when we were alone. I was enticed. I’d never seen such large diamonds. I spent time with this man, knowing it was wrong, waiting to see the shiny diamonds again. Later, when the time finally came, he brought them out again, but they were only shiny dimes. I was so disappointed. He sneered at me and I felt so stupid. I remember the sick feeling in my stomach. I’ve felt that before. The sick feeling when the truth is revealed and I recognize that I was deceived. The enemy uses my desire for something beautiful to lure me to things that are evil. The difference between the lie and the truth is drastic! It’s like the difference between diamonds and dimes. When we are deceived, there is damage done every time. There’s damage done in our own soul, when we realize that we have hindered the glory of God from shining in our life. There is damage done to others when we believe the enemy and wound relationships. Irony is the inscription on the dime that says “liberty.” We have been given the gift of making choices. God does not control us. He also offers us His help if we ask for it. Let’s thank our generous God of all wisdom for His promise to grant us discernment to distinguish what is really of value to Him and His kingdom. Come to Him eagerly!

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5

I’m asking!!!

eagerly ask for wisdom!

eagerly ask for wisdom!

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