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I See You

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” - Colossians 2:8 (NASB)

I woke up the other morning from a disturbing dream. The dream was based off a true event that happened in my life but with a different scenario; however, my emotions felt the same as if it had just happened. This emotion arose out of a betrayal from someone I held dear, which prompted the ‘betrayal file’ in my brain to recall others who have betrayed me. I knew the Lord was allowing me to see this.

I was once told by a wise person that the common denominator in these betrayals was me. Ouch, but true in my case. This person told me that I needed to know Christ and learn His ways then I would understand what to look for in my relationships. I knew God existed, and Jesus, but I was missing the guidance of how to have an intimate relationship with Christ and apply discernment at that time in my life.

Once I understood my error and that the Lord came to save that which was lost (2 Peter 3:9), which was me and those who betrayed me. I accepted the truth that I had been held captive to my own view of what or who I thought was good rather than “on Christ.”

Through this ordeal I found comfort in verses 6-7 which states, “So then, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Heavenly Father, thank You once again for Your truth and for those You put in our lives to teach us truth, may we always look to You in prayer and in Your word because You say You will keep us in perfect peace whose minds are steadfast, because we trust in You (Isaiah 26:3). May Christ be our common denominator.

This devotion by author, Terrie Miles, is exclusively and solely shared with permission to New Beginnings Church. Any unauthorized printed reproduction, sharing or use of this material is prohibited.

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