Falling For Satan’s Lies!

Most people know vaguely that Satan is a liar but how often do we fall for Satan’s lies. The biggest lie is the idea that there is no such thing as sin, that it doesn’t matter what we do as long as no one gets hurt. Much immorality has become accepted by society due to this lie.
Maybe you haven’t fallen for this lie. However, there are more subtle lies that far too many Christians fall for. We have to understand that not only does Satan want to steal us from God but if he can’t he wants to steal our joy here on earth and make us miserable.
One of the biggest lies Christians fall for is the idea that God only cares about our salvation, everything else is up to us. The reality is that God cares about every aspect of our lives. Christ came so we might have life and have it abundantly. By His stripes we are healed. This doesn’t sound like a God who wants us to suffer. He wants what is best for us. Our problem is that our concept of what is best for us has been shaped by Satan’s lies. God truly knows what we need, what will make us happy but we listen instead to Satan’s lies.
Another deception plaguing us is the lie that God no longer performs miracles. We really don’t believe in miracles. The early church believed and witnessed many. We don’t believe and as a consequence we fail to expect a miracle or recognize them. We act like the people of Nazareth.
Thirty per cent of Catholics believe that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist. I suspect many of these really don’t believe this. The Eucharist is Jesus present in all of His divinity, love and power. It is not just a memorial, a wafer or a symbol but it is love itself, the living Christ who wants to pour His love and blessings on us.
We lose out on so much by falling for Satan’s lies. We shut ourselves off from the graces, blessings and miracles God wants to give us. How many miracles have we missed out on? How much have we missed because we fell for a lie?

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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