Everything Begins With Our Thoughts And We Will Be Held Accountable For Them

Satan will tempt you with the lusts of the body to keep you from the work you were called to do, which is to testify of Jesus Christ and of God’s love for mankind. Whether those temptations are physically acted on or just allowed to set up housekeeping in the corridors of your mind, it is dangerous, wrong, a sin, and offensive to God.

Those are the words I had to write down once I got my lazy bum out of bed today. I had woken up a bit earlier and, though I knew this day was to be dedicated to writing, I chose to let myself fall back asleep. It was in those moments before waking that the dream came. It was lustful and hit me in a weak spot. I was tempted to allow it to linger, especially since it was “only a dream” and “what real harm can that do” whispers the adversary, “you are not really accountable, it is a dream after all”. NO, not true, my thoughts and that which I allow to enter my consciousness at whatever level of “awakeness” are my responsibility. So I resorted to the ultimate defense, “In the name of Jesus Christ, Satan, get thee behind me” Actually, I only said, “get thee behind me” so I had to say it several times before I got myself awake enough and said it correctly and put the action with it and got out of bed. What we think will impact the presence of the Holy Ghost. I said a prayer and asked forgiveness and committed myself to my writing today.

The adversary knows what will get you. Have no illusions about that. Freedom may be maintained only by being accountable and diligent in your pursuit of it. Freedom from sin is the ultimate goal and while you may not stop things from crossing your mind you can choose to reject it and call on the light of Christ to encircle you with his power and strength. There are angels waiting to assist but we must show Heavenly Father that we desire to put him first with all our might, mind, and strength.

(see Ephesians 6 for information on the Armor of God)

About Yvonne Debra Simmons aka Christa-Ann Faith Godsdaughter

Welcome: Please read at your own risk and be responsible for your own edification and enlightenment. Disclaimer: I no longer consider myself a traditional Christian. I do still follow the Jesus I have come to know and I follow the Holy Spirit, as I recognize Him. I believe that Jesus taught us that we are the Christ and the "I Am" he referred to encompassed all of us. Thus, I believe we have misunderstood many teachings of Jesus. I consider myself a seeker and a believer in humanity and that there is a purpose to being; and an answer as to why we have the suffering that we do. I believe that the Holy Spirit is the instructor we should seek and that means trusting your own heart and being responsible for the guidance we follow. That means learning to hear and heed the voice of warning, instruction, or confirmation. I continue to be a student and an observer. Watching for something that tells me my hypothesis is wrong, or that I need to tweak it in some way. Writing is my greatest instructor these days. When I begin a book I do not know where it will end up or how it will develop, but I do know that I will be a changed person when I finish, knowing myself better. That may just be the best we can hope for in life. I feel as if I have died and gone to heaven numerous times as I have uncovered secrets that I long to share. My body will age and fulfill the contract I made with Christ (meaning all of us) to bare witness of His divine curse of suffering, but my spirit and intellect will bare witness of His innocence and the beauty and expanse of The Father's Love for His Son. To me, this, for now, is the ultimate freedom. I wish no argument with anyone. May we each be true to our own conscience. God bless us every One, Namaste~
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1 Response to Everything Begins With Our Thoughts And We Will Be Held Accountable For Them

  1. PS This is not a usual occurrence for me…lol…the adversary knew I was having trouble getting motivated to write again because of the tenderness/sacredness of the topics that I want to discuss. (They are Men and Family, My Family) He will strike when we are vulnerable. We want to be aware of ourselves and honest enough with ourselves so that we are able to identify these times and be on the look out for the temptation, because it will come. Another thing that has occurred the past couple of days is that I have found that two+ of my family members are no longer within easy contact on the internet and that makes me sad and tempts me to a place of depression and “what’s the use”. I cannot yield to that temptation. I must remember that this is his work and that all these other things are just ploys of the adversary to break down the work of Heavenly Father. I do not have to succumb to this and I definitely choose not to.
    May God bless us all in our divine efforts this day.
    Namaste

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