Monday, October 11, 2010

A Crocodile in your Life

One animal or reptile I have never liked, is the crocodile.
I have never trusted them, until...
We are up at Kakado National Park, in the Northern Territory and went out in a 'safe' boat to view the salt water croc's.
Our guide was paranoid about our safety. "Keep seated at all times," he instructed.
"Yes I agree with that," I thought!
The first one sighted came swimming over...
"Why he looks harmless enough,
rather like a big floating log, no noise, nothing." 
And this is where people go wrong......
BY Trusting!!!

When a bait is hung over the water. THAT LOG, suddenly becomes alive and jumps high up out of the water, to appease his greed.
No wonder so many people get taken and eaten by Croc's every year.

This reminds me of a scripture about Satan the devil..
The Bible INFORMS US:
  
"Be self-controlled and alert.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." (eat-up, destroy)  1 Peter 5:8

Ahhhh, so we'll be safe. Because if we see a roaring lion, we'll know it's the devil and stay away...LOL... NOT SO!! 

He actually counterfeits himself. 
The Bible INFORMS AGAIN..


For Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 5:8)
He wants you, and plans to get you, however he can.
And, he is very subtle in the process.  

* Doubt: Makes you question God???
* Discouragement: Makes you look at your problems instead of to God.
* Diversion: Say's wrong,  look's more attractive than right.
* Defeat: Screams that you're a failure, so you give up.
* Delay: Sneaks up and says, "do it later."  And, it never gets done.


INSTEAD
Look to the Morning Star, Jesus Christ.
Read His Word and believe His promise.
And He will help you to climb your Mountain,
One step at a time.
Then, your scar's will turn to Stars...
And You will Shine!!
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Rev 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."


9 comments:

  1. That ole croc makes for a LOT of good analogies, both spiritual and secular. Another good post!

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  2. I remember seeing some of those "floating logs" in the zoo in New Orleans and thinking, "Don't be fooled!"

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  3. very good!
    you know we went to an alligator farm in Mississippi two weeks before hurricane Katrina, as we were standing out in the middle of the walkway...surrounded by water and gators...this family, all very large walked out and all leaned to one side to see them.....the whole plank shifted! I am telling you .......my eyes were as big as saucers I thought we were goin' in! Katrina wiped the whole place out and all them gators got loose! Perhaps I should post that story and photos on my blog!
    Love your analogy...that lion is definitely prowling and lurking and up to no good!

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  4. Ahhh...but the Christian has read the book and also the last chapter....and we win. So to put it bluntly...Satan...your a crock.

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  5. I really liked this blog post and the section on how satan deceives us with the 5 Ds. I will keep this tucked somewhere as a reminder when my mind is not so clear. ;)

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  6. Great post. I've been especially wondering lately - how can I know I'm in God's will? How can I know my desires are even from Him? Good and evil can at times, look exactly alike - the only difference being motives. How can I know if my motives are right? The heart is, above all things, deceitful according to scripture.

    I appreciate that you acknowledge the sneaky and subtle ways we can be lured away. Thank you for the encouragement to 'look to' Jesus, 'read' and 'believe'.

    -Kim

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