TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Jesus is the only truth you need. Let go of the lies of the past and let Jesus fill you up. Only Jesus can satisfy the hunger in your soul.
THE REAL DEAL
When I was a kid, I was a comic book freak. I loved Spiderman because of his good attitude and Conan the Barbarian because of his terrible attitude. If the stories went stupid, there was always a great full page ad to spark my imagination.
Oh, how I wanted the sea monkeys, a hovercraft and the little machines you could use to make counterfeit money. Charles Atlas wanted to beef me up to take on the bully with his 15-minute trainer. I fantasized about buying the ant farm or the zombie mask. However, the one wonder I couldn’t resist was the x-ray glasses.
These specs were advertised to help a young man full of testosterone see past the heavily clad ladies of our youth. I wondered why everyone didn’t have a pair, but quickly came to the conclusion that it was because I was a visionary genius.
So, in 1979, I saved up a whopping $1.99 for my x-ray glasses and another $5 for shipping and handling. I also dedicated the next six weeks of my life to checking the mailbox each and every day because if my mom found out I was trying to see through walls or cheerleading sweaters, I would be dead.
After what seemed like an eternity, I got a very small package in the mail. Inside was a very lame pair of cardboard glasses. I was crushed. It was a scam. Who knew? I felt so cheated and stupid. It was my first real taste of a dishonest world full of cheating schemes.
Who knew you couldn’t trust people trying to help little boys see through locker room walls and into bank vaults for the combinations?
Thanks to the father of lies, our world is filled with scams, con artists and just plain lies. Where do I run where I know I’ll never get ripped off or disappointed? My hope is in Jesus.
You see, the proof of authenticity is not just in the book, it’s in the lives of all of us – believers who love the Lord and serve his people. We see miracles, live beyond what is reasonable and shoot for limitless possibilities. We love beyond our capacity and live beyond our means.
We choose to be battleships instead of cruise ships. What is real is the hope of Christ in us. What about you? Do you have this hope? It not, let the truth set you free.
“They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.” – Psalms 22:5
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE THE REAL DEAL. LET THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH TRANSFORM YOU INTO A WARRIOR COMMITTED TO RESCUING POW’S FROM SATAN’S GRIP.
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