I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion Games We Play

Proverbs 16:2-3 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits. Commit your works unto the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established.

We like to play the game of “let’s pretend,” rationalizing our thoughts/words/actions. Trouble is, playing the game and rationalizing is dishonest. It is a lie.

We cannot live a lie and live the abundant, joy- filled life God intends for us. We may fool others. We do not fool God. He IS honesty and integrity. Dishonesty puts a barrier between us and God, brings darkness instead of light and ends up hurting the very one you so want to protect–yourself.

Help me, Lord, to stop playing games with truth and be honest with You (who already knows the truth), with myself and with those around me. Amen.

(C) 2016 Carolyn R Scheidies

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