Friday, February 4, 2011

GUEST POST: By Dawna, "One Less Bite"

Maybe there is something or someone better for me. Unfortunately, we like our Mother Eve are many times deceived into believing this lie. All because of this one bite, we experience failed marriages, loss of jobs, and shattered relationships.

Why do we do it? I open my bible to Genesis to look at the first fall, to understand why we as a society are still falling. Interestingly, I notice the first two sentences out of Eve’s mouth are speaking and responding to Satan. Furthermore, she speaks a whooping 11 words telling of what God WOULD allow her to eat, compare to 31 words, of what God WOULDN’T let her eat.

Do we likewise give Satan too much attention? Do we tend to focus and talk about the negative or positive things in our lives? It is a given, Satan is going to whisper, “There’s something better than this, God’s 'holding out' on you,” during our lifetime?

We can choose to listen, respond, and take our questions, concerns, and anxieties to God. The Bible says in 1 Peter 5:7-8,

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”

I do not know about you, but honey I have been devoured, I have bit into that lie, heck I ate the whole thing! Loved ones, listen we do NOT have to make that mistake as believers. We can learn to recognize the voice that is speaking. Is it all about us? Does it go against what the Bible teaches?

We MUST listen to the voice of truth (GOD), we need to keep our sword sharp ladies by praying, reading and praising him.
Like Eve, before crunching on that bite of temptation, we can walk and talk with God. He inhabits us. He’s above, below, behind, and in front of us-- Hallelujah! The day you asked Jesus to be your Savior and to forgive you of your sins, was the day you said “I CHOOSE THE BEST LIFE!” A life dedicated to Jesus Christ and to glorifying his name. Satan thought he won that day in the garden BUT God CONQUERED him at Calvary’s cross!


  1. Great post! I love when you said, satan thought he won that day in the farden but God conquered him at Calvary's cross. So true! Praise God! We can seek Him when we are tempted. We can praise Him through the temptation. Thank you for this.

  2. I love the reference to the fact that He is above, behind, and in front of us...makes me feel closed in and protected by His love.

  3. Such an encouraging and empowering post! I think we sometimes forget the magnitude of the power that we tapped into on that day of salvation. I love this... "He’s above, below, behind, and in front of us-- Hallelujah!" Hallelujah indeed!

  4. Great reminder! We need to be ready for battle. Because as soon as Satan sees us making the right strides with Christ, his evil whispers get louder. If we know it's coming and are prepared, he won't get his hooks into us as easily. Grab onto Jesus' robe and don't let go.

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  5. Wonderful post Dawna. The more we focus on what we perceive to be the negatives in our lives, the louder Satan's whispers of temptation and dissent become. Only by focusing on God's Truth and our ultimate gift of salvation can we see past the enemy's lies.

    Have a Blessed Weekend!

  6. So true! Life is just not about me getting what I want. It is about pursuing God and forgetting about ourselves. It's only then that we experience true joy. Great post. I have been thinking about this a lot!