Senior Living - December 16, 2015

 

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. - 1 John 4:1

Superstitions exist in all facets of life. From black cats, to indoor umbrellas, even believers who have been walking with the Lord for decades can allow false beliefs to seep into their daily routines.

The world considers this harmless, entertainment even. But consider what it says to God when you speak with a psychic or allow superstitions to hinder your daily activities. What you are telling God is that you do not trust Him enough to take care of your needs. But the Lord clearly instructs us in Proverbs 3:5 not to rely on our own knowledge or the knowledge of others. Instead you are to, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart."

Superstitions happen when we give meaning to the meaningless. Sometimes we all need to be reminded that trusting God to lead you means that breaking mirrors, or stepping on cracks, or walking under ladders holds no meaning.

PRAYER CHALLENGE: Pray that God would reveal to you anything in your life that may be creating a separation between you and Him. 

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