Deception · Emotions · Holy Spirit

heart takeover…

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 ESV Emotions… My broken… soul-sick… emotions used to drive my words… actions… life… It wasn’t pretty… Left my heart wounded… My thoughts dark… They led me to places I should’ve never wandered… So grateful… He has… and is… increasingly……… Continue reading heart takeover…

Deception · Discipleship · Encouragement · Repent · Sin

gather to encourage… belief…

See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:12-13 NIV Reminding teens under my teaching… of the…… Continue reading gather to encourage… belief…

Deception · Grace · Growth · Mercy · Sin

do not be deceived… by self…

Thoughts of a loved one struggling… cause me to consider our capacity for self-deception…This morning’s waking thought… Do not be deceived…Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside). [He inevitably…… Continue reading do not be deceived… by self…