Let him that thinks he stands [who feels sure that he has a steadfast mind and is standing firm], take heed lest he fall [into sin]. I Corinthians 10:12 AMP
There she stands, the grand lady of stage and screen. She has received many accolades from her peers. She married well, her children are happy, her husband as well, but when she puts her head on the pillow at night insecurity comes to feast on her.
“He’s got it made.”, they said. Of course they said that, because he is very wealthy. But, he is on his third marriage and what he needs the most he cannot find. No one loves him for who he is, only for what he can do for them and His heart has become hard. Bitterness attends him daily. He has no real friends and he has made many enemies.
If I told you his name, you would know him. His name is a household word. He is a minister of my gospel. He has a huge following. But fame opened a door to every form of perversity; he was attacked and yielded to the temptation, slowly at first, but now though he tries to rest at night, he cannot, he has lost his soul to lust. He has lost connection to me. He goes through the motions of ministry, but he is eaten up by lust.
She came out of poverty, but she was determined to better herself. She made many wise decisions in her early years and we helped her to find her place in the world. Slowly, thanksgiving turned into pride at what she had accomplished. She no longer wanted to be in the shadow of her husband so she divorced him. At night her dreams and thoughts torment her and she wonders why.
“I love my children. Each of these people I have told you about are mine. Some of them were taught about me one of them by a godly mother, another by a Sunday school teacher. However, as they grew up they did not trust in me. They all thought they could do it on their own. The term the world uses is “self-made”. Their own natural ability was where they placed their trust and that weak reed breaks at some point and there is a fall.” “Sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” Genesis 4: 7 NKJV
“When the adversary feels threatened he initiates an attack. He exploits any weakness, any weariness of soul in a person.” Therefore: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.” I Peter 5:8 NKJV
“I paid the price for lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life. My Kingdom reaches into the darkest corner, it reaches to the highest place on earth, it reaches to the deepest valley, it reaches to the ocean floor’s depth. My Kingdom rules over all.” “The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.” Psalm 103:4 NKJV
“The Spirit and the Bride say come, come into My Kingdom. I am the King of love. I will wash away all your sin and shame and I will heal you. Saint and sinners are always welcome, always given an audience, Come!”
Will you come to Him today and be forgiven and healed? It is never too late.
You are loved by Jesus and Joy!