Be as Wise as Serpents

In the milieu

Amidst the birage

The constant stream

of ME

peacockme

MY thoughts

MY opinions

MY criticisms

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seeking MY minions

Who will believe and praise ME?

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Have you encountered Christians like this?

Who don’t take breaths or breaks?

Who raise the stakes

On interrupting

Grace raining

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In the background

Sometimes I struggle to hold my tongue

It is so not fun

I open my ears to listen

to the Spirit within

Jesus, my Rock, is where I stand, is what I hold

So I will not be shaken

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Jesus tells us, “Behold. I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16, ESV).

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God is showing me that I cannot assume because I am talking to a believer that we are free of the devil’s influence. I cannot assume our conversation will be respectful and one that will build us both up.

How will you respond if you are talking with someone who never lets you get a word in, or who accuses you of not being wise, or who would rather argue a point than come to a respectful agree to disagree?

I welcome your thoughts and questions.  This life of faith is not promised to be easy, but that is not an excuse to remain where you are today. We are commanded to add to our faith, increasing its strength to prevent us from being ineffective or unproductive in our knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 1:5-15).

Join me today at 8am Eastern time to pray for prodigals: https://Facebook.com/jdibble4Him

All photos in this post are from Pixabay.com.

May we all run after Jesus today, being confident He is with us no matter what comes our way.

In Christ,

Julie

 

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