• Joni

One Step Away


What do you do

after the cashier rings up your order and then says,

6.66?

Hmm.

I think 13.13 would have been better..

Well, I scared the cashier because

my eyes popped out of my head and then I

immediately

had to buy something else, to change the number.

Lo and behold they sold Jonesbars® (thanks Taylor),

so I grabbed one and my doom was changed.

I am not superstitious, but let me explain.

Right before this purchase

my husband and I were having a conversation about

the real "enemy" who opposes God,

who loves to get in the way

to distract us from standing firm in Truth,

to cause confusion,

to tempt us &

to feed us lies

Hmm..

Scripture came alive to me at that moment~

"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7

Do I immediately say no to temptation?

Do I immediately listen to who God tells me I am,

when the lies in my head tell me that I am not good enough?

How slowly I start to drift away from God,

and then before you know it

I wonder where God is,

while I think He is wondering where I am.

I walked out of the coffee place with my purchases

and a smile on my face

and a story to tell my husband who was waiting for me.

It didn't matter if I paid the 6.66 or not, as a number doesn't decide my fate,

but I had to look up to the One

who once again opened my eyes again to

His Truth~

"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you..

Come near to God and He will come near to you." James 4:7-8

Form Ordinary to Extraordinary~

you are one step away.


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