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Trapped

  • For my eyes are on you, Yahweh, the Lord. I take refuge in you. Don't leave my soul destitute. Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, from the traps of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall together into their own nets while I pass by. Psalms 141:8'10 WEB.

    A simple but effective trap design that has been used through the ages is the pit trap. Hunters dig a deep pit and place sharpened sticks in the bottom of it. Then they cover the hole with foliage and put something irresistible in the center to lure the prey to it like a big piece of juicy meat. When the game goes after the bait, they fall into the pit and are caught in the trap. Something that looked really good turned out to be hiding something terrible.

    While we are busy trying to live a Christian life, the enemy is busy digging pits for us to fall into. he tries to place tantalizing treats before us. If we fall for it, he will expose us and draw as much attention to our failure as possible. Fallen Christians being laughed at by the world are the devil's delight. Broken homes, broken people, and various addictions all started with a single thought. When people fall, they often become trapped in an endless loop and just can't seem to get out of it.

    Maintain a healthy balance in your life. When you start feeling those little warnings from the Holy Spirit, back away. Will the Lord let you fall into a trap? Apparently, because we fall into them by following our own lusts and desires, not His. A fish goes after the bait because they are hungry, and something inside of them wants it. If they are not interested, then the lure does not work. Fish that are not hungry don't bite.

    David prayed for the Lord to keep him from the traps of His enemies (Psalm 141:9). Jesus told us in the model prayer, "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one" (Matthew 6:13). So be wary of the tempting treats that appear beside your path today. If you have already fallen, know that the Lord can still lead you out of it, for it is not over yet.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please keep from falling into the traps of my enemies. Help me to see them clearly for what they are and avoid them. Please send the Comforter to me like You promised and cover me with Your peace, love, and grace today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Luke 12:27-28 'Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you'you of little faith!" ~ 'April Showers Bring ' Mud-puddles and May Flowers' will be the next fun theme and, as always, is wide open for some creative interpretation We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect some of the wildflowers we see coming into May around here and also a puddle or two'well, our Afterbay is like an extra big mud puddle, so that works'right :)? Have a fun and fantastic week y'all, be sure to check out how the wildflowers are clothed in your area and know how loved you are! I can't wait to see all the colors ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Apr 27
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for the devotional today....... Lead us not into temptation and evil and deliver us from evil........Praise the Lord..... what a mighty God do we serve! ❤️
Apr 27
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Apr 27
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Apr 27
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Apr 27
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

Apr 27
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Apr 27
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Thank You for guiding me away from evil traps and the people who set them. My eyes are on you Lord. Amen

Apr 27
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendezedited: Apr 28

  God morning , Family on Christ , Yesterday (he ) test me  did not finish  my day in peace  .I was having trouble  staying 

        awake ,and my allergies were acting up  . so much  that I did what I know is not What I needed to do ,give up. and 

         today I am here . ( Is not need for meat ,  but the coffee  .  Prayers are needed for me and the Familia.

            Just a little something to let you know  that if he is traying , something must be working. God Bless  

            Today , Tomorrow and Always .!!!

Apr 27
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for the Lord's strength and blessing for you today, Maria!

Apr 27
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Apr 27
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Greg Hall
Greg Hall

Amen, Good Morning!

Apr 27
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen.  Good morning to y'all!

Apr 27
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

 God,lead us not into temptation and please deliver us from all evil. Amen 

Apr 27
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Good evening Dave and Sue, How's the deck project coming along? I have been praying for the weather to be sunny and your back to be strong and praying for Sue's knee to stop hurting completely! God Bless you both, see you guys Wed Lord willing.

Apr 27
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Scott.You are an awesome friend. Amen 

Apr 28
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmannedited: Apr 27

Amen I was just talking about having balance in my life yesterday lol PTL thank you Jesus Thank you Father for keeping me out of the pitfalls of this world and for helping me keep my eyes on the prize Philippians 4 verse 13, I can do all things through Christ Jesus who gives me strength and power!

Apr 27
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please keep from falling into the traps of my enemies. Help me to see them clearly for what they are and avoid them. Please send the Comforter to me like You promised and cover me with Your peace, love, and grace today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Apr 27
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Apr 27
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 27
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to help me with the traps I encounter on my path, send me the Comforter to help us to open our mind to a safe place .Lead us Lord, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You always Lord, Amen. 

Great devotional reminder Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Apr 27
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Keep us safe dearest God Amen 

Apr 27
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!! Lord Jesus, please help me!

Apr 27
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 27
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

Apr 27