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