The Seduction of Smooth Talk

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The pure bride of Christ,

is how we are seen.

The moment we ask,

He calls us redeemed.

Be not led astray,

by smooth talk and flash,

for only in Christ,

will true freedom last.

With every message,

that’s spoken and heard,

make sure it lines up,

with God’s holy word.

If it’s a bit off,

it’s the tempter’s way,

to deceive our hearts,

and lead us astray.

So seek Jesus first,

let our hearts hear it;

what we are to do,

when led by His Spirit.

(Responding to 2 Corinthians 11:1-3)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have redeemed us and call us by name.  Thank You that You speak to us by Your Spirit, through Your word, and through people who passionately pursue You.  Forgive us for listening to any voice or influence that is not firmly established in You, and grant us the wisdom to  discern when it is You, and when it is not.  Teach our hearts to hear Yours more clearly each day, so that we can be better equipped to walk in Your way.  Let Your love lead us and guide us where You want us to go.  May many come to comprehend the liberating love that is found in You, as the truth in You is truly known.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

10 Comments

  1. I stand in agreement with your prayer.

    God give freely Your love to Shannon and all of Your children firmly rooted in Your grace. Help us remain secure in Your Spirit.

  2. There are too many versions of truth out there and we indeed need to be aware of how the deceivers are using them today. I agree with you in prayer we need the wisdom to discern what is and isn’t the truth. ~ God Bless you for this timely message ~

  3. It should be easy to discern our Fathers voice, but I guess because His Spirit and our humanness are often not going to agree about the best course of action, that like little children we are inclined to choose the path that runs parallel to the Way, as described in Pilgrims Progress. Thank you for your writings.

    • It is only by His wisdom and grace that any of us choose well. May He lead and guide us so that we remain steadfast to the straight and narrow path He has planned for each of us. Thanks so much for your encouragement! Blessings to you! 🙂

  4. That still small voice is so profound. The only way we can be deceived is when we go astray from reading, and applying His word. I love what God is pouring into you, so that it may outpour for all to receive. I always just place myself before God in mercy to never be above Him, or think I’m better than others. I carry JOY with me as a reminder. (JOY- Jesus- Others- Yourself). This giving up self (flesh) allows me to hear His voice, and to be obedient. While recognizing my! flaws that are unpleasing to Christ ! Have a beautiful day in Christ!

    • Absolutely! We are only able to hear the still small voice if we are actually listening… He is forever faithful to whisper His heart to ours as we seek Him. Bless you heaps, Shenine, as I know you so faithfully seek and serve Him! May your weekend be overflowing in His peaceful presence! ❤

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