Spiritual Power (blog by me)

There are lots of young people turning to Wicca, “white” witchcraft, Reiki, Kundalini, psychadelic drugs, angel/tarot cards, crystals in search of spiritual power. They may have pure motives like wanting to help or heal people. What perplexes me is why they do not turn to the living God to seek power in the Holy Spirit. How much more powerful the Holy Spirit is than any other spirit!

While all of these other practices require something of you like shadow work or meditation or things that risk your own health and investments of time and money, God has already paid your way with Jesus’ blood! And since we receive G.R.A.C.E. (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expenese), how offensive it is to God when we turn to other things for spiritual power!

God only wants you and your heart. Give the Lord your new attitude that is to seek Him only and get rid of everything else. He does not want to share you with any other thing. He loves you and can pour out His healing ointment on you and will hear your prayers to heal others and you will see results! He is the One with all of the power in the universe, and His children walk with Him in ultimate power as well. Nothing can stand against the blood of His precious Son and our Savior Jesus.

Spiritual Traps (blog by me)

Since creation, men and women have been tempted to do wrong against God and others. James 1:13 tells us God does not tempt us to do evil, but we know the Enemy of our souls does tempt us. The first time we sin, we feel conviction. The second time, it is a little less. After the sin has become a habit, we no longer even think it is wrong.

Nearly everyone of us can identify with some spiritual trap. One is pursuing money as a main goal in life. Another is rebellion against authority and God. Yet another is sex outside of marriage or other forms of sexual perversion. Drunkenness and/or drug use is yet another spiritual trap. Dabbling in the occult, witchcraft (regardless of intent), and New Age practices are some others. Trusting in other religions is one more, and this is not an exhaustive list.

All of these spiritual traps lead us away from God. They are types of unfaithfulness. God has the power to deliver people from these traps if they call on Him. If you are stuck in one of these sins, confess your sin to God and call on the Name of Jesus Christ for deliverance. God is waiting for you to call on Him. Do it today!

Adored (sestina by me)

You will be born and adored,
You will scorn your parents,
For making rules you break,
Just prior to idolizing friends,
And yourself,
Without knowing God.

One day you meet God,
And you feel adored,
Even when you are by yourself,
He lifts your distaste for your parents,
He gives you new friends,
There’s just one habit you cannot break.

If this one habit you could break,
You could find peace in God,
Like your friends,
This habit you once adored,
This sin hidden from your parents,
It fosters a hatred for yourself.

You are stuck with yourself,
Or else you’d make a clean break,
You’d confess to your parents,
You’d show your face to God,
And be once more adored.

You fall back in with old friends,
The demons bore holes inside yourself,
In the mirror a face that can’t be adored,
Your habit no longer takes a break,
You have sworn off God,
You’ve been kicked out by your parents.

Like an orphan with no parents,
Like a loner with no friends,
You call up in desperation to God,
And surrender yourself,
You are full of heart break,
And you are once more adored.

Then your parents take you back in and you are adored,
Your friends make amends but you’ve found a friendship no one can break,
It’s between God and yourself.

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.—Romans 5:8

© 2016 Kim Bond

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