“He is Seducing You” by Dr.J.

“Look Into My Eyes:” Are we being seduced?

Seducton is “the process of deliberately enticing a person; to lead astray.” To seduce is “to lure or entice, particularly away from obligations or proper behavior.” Seduction is not limited to sexual temptation. The enemy is the great seducer and he is seducing you! 

God is saying to us today to be careful of the enemy’s attempts to “seduce” us and lead us away from His (God’s) perfect plan. If God has already told us that He is going to promote us and deliver us in our finances and we continually have thoughts of doubt that He is going to do it, the enemy is seducing us in our faith. If God has already corrected us in behaviors that contradict who He called us to be (gossiping at work, not honoring our supervisor, etc.) and we struggle daily with these same behaviors, the enemy is seducing us in our obedience. If God has told us to trust Him in our relationships or our marriages and we continue to look for signs of infidelity or try to change our mate on our own, the enemy is seducing us in the areas of pride and patience. 

The enemy is subtle! He has studied us and knows our weaknesses. He prowls around looking for opportunities to “seduce” us! Stop letting the enemy sucker punch us with his deceitful, seductive subtleties! God says keep our minds on heavenly things and not earthly things! Focus on Him! The moment we take our minds off Him, the enemy is chanting, “look into my eyes.” But not any more! We are no longer seduced by the sensuality of sin and we are not moved by the deception and duplicity of the devil. Our eyes are on heavenly things (Colossians 3:2)! Dr.J.

“Gaining Weight!” by Dr.J.

“I don’t care what my personal trainer says! I’m eating these pancakes!” 

And so we are sometimes with our spiritual trainer, the Holy Spirit! We just want to go ahead and satisfy the flesh “just one more time!” But as soon as we signed our contracts (became saved) and told Him (the Holy Spirit) we were ready for training, the Holy Spirit began working us out with a strict daily regimen. A part of that regimen involves submitting our diets and lifestyles to Him. We can’t continue to eat whatever we want (the fruit of the world) whenever we want. Our lifestyles can’t be to please the flesh, devouring the lusts and pleasures of this world! 

But while in training, when the Spirit gives us guidelines for living, we must listen and act in accordance with those guidelines. If we are toiling and sweating too much throughout the work out, we are trying to do too much on our own! Let the Holy Spirit lessen the weight, “spot us” more closely, and coach us through our circumstances. Those pancakes though tasty and oh so satisfying may be to our detriment. 

Our trainer knows exactly what we need when we need it! Let’s stop cheating ourselves, nibbling at the desires of the world, thus gaining the weight of the world and losing our souls (Mark 8:36). Dr.J.