Hello people , happy Monday!! So our guest writer today has decided to remain anonymous, and she has agreed that all tithes and offerings of praise on this article should go to me 😋😋😉, so please give me my accolades.
Okay let’s get to it.
I could hear her footsteps. My 7-year old cousin Faith was coming downstairs for the umpteenth time, AFTER I EXPLICITLY TOLD HER NOT TO because I was studying.
“Maame! Maame! I have a question.”
“So, I was talking to Lesley, and…” she continued. I was trying hard to discern what she wanted and sensed she was confused.
I had informed her about an hour ago that she was in charge of handling the icebreaker game for our weekly Bible Study. She came downstairs because she talked to her big sister and was confused about whether we would even have Bible Study and who was in charge of icebreakers for next week.
*This is exactly what she looked like after hearing my question LOL*
After listening to her rant on, I interrupted to ask her a simple question – What Did I Tell You?
Isn’t it funny how talking to the wrong person at the wrong time can completely cloud our certainty and judgment in our walk with God? Cue Genesis 3.
“Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, andthey hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
*God coming back in the evening to gist with Adam and Eve like*
“Did God really say that? Maybe this is what He meant instead.”
The wrong conversation can shift us slowly away from the faith we are called to live out. Remembering the last instruction God gave you is crucial. The good news? A life of faith (especially childlike faith) should steer us right back to the author, the one who gave the instruction – EVERY. SINGLE. TIME confusion or doubt tries to crouch in.
*Back to the story with my cousin Faith*
“Good. That is what I said, so focus on that instead okay baby?”
She nodded in the affirmative and headed out. Faith remembered what I told her, and had no problem coming back to me for clarification. I pray you don’t forget that your feelings are valid, but they cannot be relied on. It breaks the Father’s heart to see us choose to live in confusion when He has all the answers and reminds us throughout scripture to come to Him for guidance.
You cannot afford to live in hiding anymore. God is calling out to you just like He did in the garden – Where are you?
“Listen, my radiant one— if you ever lose sight of me,just follow in my footsteps where I lead my lovers.Come with your burdens and cares,Come to the place near the sanctuary of my shepherds.” Songs of Solomon 1:8 TPT
And that is how you start a Monday, remember that childlike faith as you go about this week and have a fantastic day.
See you later