Thursday, October 12, 2017

Deceived by Desire

by Debi Baker

"1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord 
God had made. He said to the woman, 'Did God really say, 'You must
not eat from any tree in the garden'?' 2 The woman said to the serpent, 'We
may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, 'You must not eat
fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch
it, or you will die.'' 4 'You will not certainly die,' the serpent said to the woman.
5 'For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you
will be like God, knowing good and evil.' 6 When the woman saw that the fruit
of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for
gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband,
who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened,
and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and
made coverings for themselves."
Genesis 3:1-7 NIV

As I was reading my devotional today, I was appalled to realize just how often I've been 'deceived by desire.'  The enemy will use the lust of the eyes and/or flesh to deceive us causing us to desire things that are not in God's plan for us!

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"Living connected to God’s voice means we follow His instructions to acknowledge Him. Give Him glory, thanks, and praise for each moment because He is with you! This holy connection means we desperately place our trust in Him in every circumstance and shut our ears and eyes from all that would deceive our hearts and minds."**

I desperately want to live connected to God in such a way that there's no doubt for Whom I live! I am tired of the enemy conniving and finagling in my life and in the lives of my loved ones! What about you?  It's time to put an end to the enemy dictating how we live our lives.  It's time to put him in his place and elevate God to His proper place...FIRST!!!  I'm asking God to help me be more in tune with HIM so that I cannot be deceived by the desires of my fleshly heart!!

**this is quoted directly from my online devotional at

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