“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:5-7, KJV.
The Lord is at hand... This passage of scripture is very timely and so needed. As people get ready for Halloween, preparing like it’s their birthday, I rest in the peace of God that passes all understanding. I think if many knew the gravity of what they were actually doing, some would cease in their actions. I hear many say that God knows their hearts, but what is their heart telling Him. I think this serves as some sort of justification for their actions, but it is in fact a confirmation of what they are doing.
Yes, God knows our hearts, that’s why I traded mine in for Jesus’. I know that my best deeds are as filthy rags and none of them can save me. Only Christ can save me and I thank Him for what He accomplished on the cross. Once I surrendered my life over to Him, I wanted to do good things. No, good works cannot save me, but because I am saved I do good works. Many things I use to do in the past, now disgust me, but thank God He looks at us and sees Jesus. I am covered by the blood.
So, with that being said, my life has to be a display of what is in my heart. If it is in my heart to serve Him, that’s what I will do. No, this does not mean that I am perfect, what it means is that when I do stumble, He reaches down and picks me up. Because I love Him, I hunger and thirst after righteousness. I consider my actions and how they may make Him feel. We consider our actions when it comes to other people, why don’t some of us do it when it comes to Christ?
Consider this, if somebody cursed your mother out or shoved your spouse/companion in chest to harm them you would get upset. Well, when others defame Christ or bring reverence to another god, I get upset. And it’s even more challenging when these are people who say they love Him. And the response from them is, “God knows my heart.”
In many people’s eyes it is okay to play certain games for fun. Many get palm readings, consult horoscopes, and ask questions with Ouija boards, thinking it’s just a venue to entertain, but it’s amazing how many receive these things as the word of truth and not God. And later wonder why certain things come to pass in their lives. It’s not just fun and games—it’s spiritual adultery! These things have catastrophic effects. But then again…God knows the heart. And knowing that this is a true statement, what is your heart saying?
Halloween is not just a “holiday” it is a day that brings reverence to satan.
Suggested Link: Halloween Specifics
Additional Reading: Isaiah 64:6