Believe Not Every Fake News (1 John 4:1)

tabloidA few days ago, a friend shared this photo on Facebook.  The photo originally came from Counter Current News’ fan page on Facebook.  I suggest that you read the meme. I am sure that you can guess the question that Counter Current News asked their fans. Whatever happened to critical thinking?

The meme serves as a good commentary on the flood of fake news that appears all over Facebook.  I’ve also run into these deceiving spirits on YouTube.  No, I did not goof on the last sentence.  Ever heard of 1 John 4:1?  What am I talking about?

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The Tongue on Facebook, Twitter and Social Media

If you have not been living under a rock, then you are already aware of the insanity that has laid waste to social media. Am I talking about the U.S. Election and its aftereffect? Not quite, it’s the angry and divisive tone of many conversations on Facebook and Twitter.  People are getting offended because someone does not agree with them.

What has been the tragic results? It has resulted in a lot of hurt feelings and shock. How dare that person have an opinion different than me!  Sounds familiar? This is not a beat up; rather, I’d like to offer an alternative.

Image result for James 1:19-20Would you like to hear it? I’ll do more than throw a blanket verse of Scripture. The Word of God is not a book of incantation to cause your trouble, to disappear. Rather, it’s a book full of timeless wisdom that readily be used in today’s society. I believe that you’ll find this particular pearl to be quite useful in your daily life and on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

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The Mountain Path

A couple of months ago, I came across the following passage in Galatians 6:1-3. As I considered it, I asked Jesus, “How do I do this in the right way?” I have rarely seen the finger-pointing method work. What did Jesus say? The answer starts with a journey on a mountain path.
I would give you the Bible verses that prompted the question and lead to the answer in Galatians.; however, I do recall it. Here is how Jesus answered my question.
In my mind, I saw a group of travelers walking up a mountain path and it was nearly dark. I could see that the guide had a powerful flashlight and it lit up the path in front of the travelers.

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Divine Appointments

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Have you ever had an unexpected meeting with someone and it seems prearranged?  For some people, it’s just a coincidence.  For others, it could easily be a divine appointment. Continue reading “Divine Appointments”

Though I May Plan; God Is Able To Guide My Steps

Image result for proverbs 16:9A week ago, I had purpose to write devotionals for my blog site.  I thought it would give some value to this blog site. Sounds good. Have you ever written one? This devotional will be my first.  Before, I would pick a topic and let the topic determine what Scripture to use.  A devotional is the exact opposite; plus they typically offer a short prayer at the end.

This morning, I ask the Holy Spirit, “What Scripture should I use?”  When Proverbs 16:9 came to mind, I thought it to be poetic timing:

The mind of man plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.

For me, this familiar proverbs brought a sense of peace. Yes, it is good to plan out my writings; at the same time, I have to trust my Father to guide my steps.  Does this mean that I won’t make mistakes? You can bet on it!  This blog site is riddled with articles that I thought to be good idea and it seemingly went nowhere.

At the same time, I’ve written blog posts that had surprising results.  For me, it was surprising; however, it is no surprise to Jesus.  I am thankful that God, the Father is patient and the Holy Spirit continues to help guide me, in the way to go.

What about wrong turns and going a mile in the wrong direction? Don’t worry.  God is able to help in correcting your steps.  I would encourage you to sit down and seek God’s counsel.  Talk with Jesus about your plans and give it to Him.

Don’t panic, if you went the wrong way. Remember, God is love and the Father cares about you.  The Father is more than happy to help you; if you ask God.  That is the very definition of repentance. Talk with God, the Father. Be open to any corrections that the Holy Spirit may give.

Thank you for guiding my steps, Father.  Thank you for showing me, the path and helping me, to stay on course.  Jesus, I could never walk on this road, without you. I am glad that you are always with me. Holy Spirit, please help me in hearing the still quiet voice of my Father.  Thank you for being a true friend and companion.